Wekiva Blooms C³
Community and sustainability have always been woven into the fabric of who we are at Wekiva Island. Now, we’re growing our commitment to both with our new community compost center—Wekiva Blooms C³. In our continual search to minimize our waste and turn it into something good, we’ve partnered with O-Town Compost to compost scraps from Without a Paddle Cafe to keep them out of the landfill and create valuable fertilizer, so more good can grow.
Community Compost Center
What You Can Do
You can make a difference right now. When you visit Wekiva Island, sort your food scraps in our Wekiva Blooms C³ (Community Compost Center), following the guidelines from our partner O-Town Compost. And take the mission home! Purchase your own compost caddy from our General Store and drop off your home food waste every time you stop by the Island.
AT WEKIVA ISLAND
Whenever you enjoy a meal from Without A Paddle Cafe, take your leftover food waste to our nearby Community Compost Center. Every time you “pour” your plants, it helps support our local community’s agriculture.
Help reduce your environmental impact in your own home by purchasing a compost caddy from our General Store! You can drop off your food scraps whenever you stop by Wekiva Island at our Community Compost Center. Composting at home allows you to reduce your trash going to the landfill by as much as 50% and supports the City of Orlando’s goal of becoming a zero-waste community by 2040.
O-Town Compost has a two-part mission that aims at both reducing the amount of food waste going to Orange County’s landfill, and making compost to support the local food system.
DIVERT WASTE FROM THE LANDFILL
The average person generates 30+ pounds of waste per week, and 40-50% of that can be composted. Once at the landfill, it produces potent greenhouse gases like methane and takes up precious landfill space.
SUPPORT LOCAL AGRICULTURE
O-Town Compost uses the community’s food scraps to make compost and return nutrients to the soil. We donate a portion of that finished compost to local farms and community gardens.
Composting our food scraps helps reduce waste going to the landfill, improves soil health, saves money, and supports sustainability!