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Some Florida Producers of Composts and Organic Mulches
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Title: Some Florida Producers of Composts and Organic Mulches
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Black, Robert J.
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1998
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Printed: October 1998."
General Note: "ENH-127"
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00001716:00001

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ENH127 Some Florida Producers of Composts and Organic Mulches 1 R.J. Black, G. Kidder, and G.L. Miller 2 1. This document is ENH-127, one of a series of fact sheets of the Environmental Horticulture Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Printed: October 1998. Please visit the FAIRS Web site at http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. R.J. Black, associate professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, G. Kidder, professor, Soil and Water Science Department, and G.L. Miller, associate professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/University of Florida/Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean. There are many facilities in Florida that produce composts and other recycled organic waste products that could be used in FDOT projects. The purpose of this fact sheet is to inform interested parties (e.g., engineers, contractors, purchase agents) of a publication that should be quite useful in locating the large volumes of product that are normally required for FDOT projects. The FORA (Florida Organic Recyclers Association) division of Recycle Florida Today compiled and published a list of organic recycling facilities in June 2000. The publication is entitled, Organic Recycling Facilities in Florida and is the most comprehensive compilation of such information we have found. It provides location, contact information (phone, fax, email, mailing address), facility owner, when the facility was established, annual tonnage and volume, feedstocks accepted, products produced, services provided, and other information for the 75 facilities listed. The facilities are listed alphabetically and by county. Another section lists in abbreviated form the contact information, including names of the facility operators. The publication is available in pdf format on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection web site (www.dep.state.fl.us). At this writing the specific address of the publication is: www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/publications/ documents/organicrecycling.pdf Questions about the report or about facilities which may have come on line since publication of the list can be directed to: Recycle Florida Today, Inc. POB 38070 Tallahassee, FL 32315-8070 Phone: 877-867-4RFT Email: info@recyclefloridatoday.org Web: www.recyclefloridatoday.org