Hi, we're Suncoast Compost.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and promote sustainable practices throughout our community. Simply put, we take food that people don’t eat and turn it into soil to grow more food. We provide composting services for homes, businesses, and events. Beyond that, we offer consulting for events and businesses to find ways to minimize their waste, and reduce their impact on the environment. We believe every little bit matters. Together, we can make Tampa Bay a more sustainable community.

The Farmers 

Suncoast Compost founders Paul and Kali met eight years ago in Tampa, traveled the world, and planted roots in Riverview, Florida. Neither of them predicted their transformation into professional maggot farmers, yet here we are. 

Paul is a former marine biologist and current biology professor at Hillsborough Community College. He earned a microbiology degree from UF and a masters in molecular biology from USF. 

Kali has a background in arts and education, and earned her masters in Educational Leadership from USF. She taught theater with Hillsborough County Public Schools for several years and now occasionally performs in local theater productions. 

When they aren't composting, you can find Paul and Kali in their garden or sipping coffee on the porch with their daughter.

Photo by  Stephen Zane

Photo by Stephen Zane

The Partners

We work with a number of local businesses, organizations, and individuals to make less trash in our community. Everyone can do something to improve their carbon footprint, and we're here to help. Learn More →


The Opportunity

Interested in collaborating or bringing our composting services to your workplace or organization? Reach out and let's talk about it. 

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