May 23, 2022

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The Real Estate Maniacs

Naples Compost turns trash into treasure and lowers meals squander

3 min read

On a steamy Friday afternoon in July, Amanda Rauktys and her spouse, Joseph, are up to their knees in garbage in their yard. 

Flies, mosquitos and other airborne pests hover about the heaps and mounds. Joseph upends one particular of the totes on the trailer he pulled to the rear of their residence, driving his truck, and a pile of scraps tumbles out. Then, he grabs a pitchfork and digs into just one of the piles. 

It’s not precise to simply call it garbage. Not really. It’s the beginning of something else entirely: an energy to cut down squander by means of their company, Naples Compost. 

“There is a need for this. People today are interested. We want to do this the appropriate way,” Amanda reported. 

Naples Compost owner Amanda Rauktys collects compost from a client, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in North Naples.

Naples Compost was began in 2018 by Hannah Rinaldi. The Rauktys duo acquired the enterprise in May well, and they operate 6 pickup routes a week for both equally residential and professional consumers, averaging about 10 purchasers for every residential route. 

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The routes generally suggest crisscrossing by Naples, buckets in the back of the car or truck, choosing up total buckets from consumers and replacing it with a clean, empty bucket into which individuals dump their food squander. They then return to their house in the Golden Gate Estates for the soiled get the job done. 

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