Mulch & Composting

FREE COMPOST AVAILABLE AT MONROE COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS 

  Monroe County and Monroe County’s yard waste contractor will offer free compost (nutrient-rich black dirt) to the residents of unincorporated Monroe County at the County’s three transfer stations on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until it is gone. Residents can fill one 32-gallon trash can or six 5-gallon buckets with compost. Proof of residency is required in the form of a driver’s license, utility bill, tax bill, etc. Residents are limited to one pick-up. If the need surpasses availability, another compost delivery will be scheduled for distribution in the future.

 Monroe County’s transfer station locations:

  • Cudjoe Key, MM 21.5, Blimp Rd.
  • Long Key, MM 68
  • Key Largo, 1100 County Rd. 905

Mulch

The Department of Agriculture has suspended Monroe County’s residential mulching program indefinitely due to the presence of Citrus disease.

 A limited supply of free mulch is available on a limited by request basis:

(Many local tree service companies may also have mulch available.)

Home Composting Information

Call 305-292-4501 or visit the Monroe County Extension Service.