This program is involved with the recycling of organic solid wastes. The main focus is on the production and use of compost made from solid waste, and on source-separated organic processing facilities.
Activities include rulemaking, providing technical assistance, implementation of organics recycling regulations, providing information on the environmental aspects of compost production and use, and processing the source-separated organics processing facility (i.e., yard trash processing, manure blending or vegetative waste/animal byproduct/manure composting) registration applications.
The Organics program is also responsible for maintaining The Florida Organics Recycling Center for Excellence (FORCE) website which provides a framework and clearinghouse to promote organics recycling, food diversion and research in a statewide effort to streamline compost processing, research, demonstration, marketing and education in Florida.
Beginning in 2010, Source-Separated Organics Processing Facility (SOPF) Registration Applications and Annual Reports may be submitted electronically through the DEP Business Portal. Registrations expire each year on Aug. 1.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.