About Naples Compost
Naples Compost was founded in 2018 and launched its service offerings to the Naples area on Earth Day! But it has been an idea in the making over the past three years for co-founders, Hannah and Tom Rinaldi. Hannah and Tom have known each other since college, have three wonderful boys and have called Southwest Florida home for the past six years.
Hannah has been environmentally conscious as long as she can remember. She was in charge of food waste and composting at Camp Beckwith, an Episcopal residential summer camp outside of Fairhope, Alabama. Hannah also founded the recycling program at her alma matter, Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Tom is a local attorney, and has also been interested in environmental issues and stewardship since childhood. He credits his passion as stemming from a young age reading the acclaimed children’s book- “The Berenstein Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore)”.
Hannah taught Tom about composting when they lived in St. Petersburg, Florida while Hannah was pursuing her Master’s Degree and taking environmental policy and science education classes at the University of South Florida- St. Petersburg. Tom and Hannah began composting in their backyard before it was considered “trendy.”
An educator and environmentalist at heart, Hannah has always served as an advocate for our natural environment. She hopes through Naples Compost she can further educate the residents of Southwest Florida about the benefits of “closing the loop” and the true value of composting. We invite you to contact us directly to learn more about the benefits of composting and what Naples Compost can do for you!