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Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What attendees experiences:
Attendees will experience a tour of the Porter  and Downtown Community Compost and Garden Sites, a refreshing lunch at Cymply Fresh,  and a tour at Watson C&D which is doing food waste composting with food waste delivered from area Publix stores and the University of Florida.

What is an ELLS?
The ELLS is a scheduled opportunity for individuals to gain education and information via a training/networking session, site or facility tour, on-site equipment demonstration, workshop, information session or structured teleconference.


About the sponsors:

About the sponsors

Alachua County - Alachua County Florida, innovative and committed to partnering our community resources for the combined benefit of all.  Holding the #1 ranking for traditional recycling in the State for three years in a row, Alachua County has the local leadership to make things happen.  From our local politicians to our businesses, our students and staff, you will see how a medium sized County takes food waste composting to a different level.  Peddle powered small scale composting for restaurants in the Gainesville area with the compost being used at the restaurants and in community gardens.  And a larger commercial scale food waste composting project utilizing food waste from Publix and the University of Florida.

Gainesville Compost - Gainesville Compost is a pedal powered community compost company founded in 2011 by Chris Cano and Steven Kanner. The company works with restaurant and residential clients to divert food waste from the landfill and toward a network of composting systems established through community partnerships. The initiative has been widely acclaimed in Gainesville, with media coverage in over 18 online and print publications. The bicycle-powered composting program has inspired similar active initiatives in other cities, including Los Angeles and Austin. In Gainesville, sister company Kanner Karts manufactures bicycle trailers for Gainesville Compost and other businesses and residents that are choosing to leverage pedal power.

Publix Super Markets, Inc. -  Publix, founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins in Winter Haven, Florida, is a privately-held company operating stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and soon to be North Carolina. It has grown into a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,000 stores and is one of the fastest growing employee-owned companies in the United States. Publix and our associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to our market areas and beyond.  Publix's commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop.

Waston Greener Landscaping - Here at Watson Greener Landscaping we take recycling very seriously. As a division of Watson C&D, LLC our company is 100% devoted to going green!! Our company started as a single truck operation over two decades ago and has now grown into a multi-faceted organization with over 120 employees. In addition to our landscaping products division, we offer Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D) roll-off container services and in April 2014 we will opening a new C&D and Class III MRF in Gainesville.

Registrations must be received by must registered in advance of Wednesday, February 26, 2014


When was the event held?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Gainesville, Alachua County, FL

Time: 9:30 am- 3:00 pm

Registration: $35 for RFT Members; $50 Non-RFT Members

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