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Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale Day

NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, May 18, 2013 the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be sponsoring a Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Day and Education Program at Hawthorne’s Louis Bay II Public Library located at 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, N.J. from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, rain or shine.

According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Administrator, composting is nature’s way of recycling, turning all your vegetative kitchen scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, grass clippings, brown leaves and dead garden plants into rich organic compost. This compost can be used in your vegetable and/or flower gardens while keeping all of the unwanted material out of the landfill.

The renowned Earth Machine Compost Bin will be available for purchase at a special price of $55 cash or check including tax (retail value of $100) while supplies last. Rain Barrels, which enable users to capture clean water at the source for many different household purposes, will cost $75. Additional items for purchase include kitchen scrap buckets, aerators, chicken-wire style holding bins, rodent screens and more. Those reserving a compost bin for purchase by May 15, 2013 will receive one free kitchen scrap bucket per household. Educational seminars on how to compost and how to utilize a rain barrel will be held throughout the event.

To reserve your compost bin and/or rain barrel and guarantee their availability the day of the event, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738 and give your name, phone number and number of bins/barrels to be purchased.