Friday, March 4, 2011

Two Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sales for Ramsey County Residents

Ramsey County is offering two upcoming sales for compost bins and rain barrels at reduced prices. By composting organic waste (vegetable scraps and yard waste) and capturing rainwater from the roof, you can reduce the need for expensive fertilizers, reduce your water bill, help keep waterways clean, and reduce waste. The Recycling Association of Minnesota will have its sale in Saint Paul on April 30 and May 1 (pre-registration required). The City of Roseville, in partnership with several other cities in Ramsey County, will have its sale on May 7. For more information, see below.

Please note: These types of compost bin offerings usually happen only once in a year.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin SALE!

Order now to pick up at the
Rock Tenn Paper Mill-St. Paul April 30th & May 1st!
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Accepting orders until sold out.
Hurry, while supplies last!

Compost Bin Available

The Earth Machine

Dimensions: 33" x 33"

Capacity: 10 cubic feet

Rain Barrel Styles Available

Both styles $69

The Rain Catcher

Dimensions: 24" W x 34" H

Capacity: 54 gallons

The Systern

Dimensions: 34" H, 26.1" in diameter

Capacity: 55 gallons

Payment by credit card only. Prices listed above do not include sales tax.

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City of Roseville Bin & Barrel Sale
Website for the 1 Day Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:00 - 3:00 pm
(or earlier if sold out)

Roseville City Hall
2660 Civic Center Drive

Help yourself, help your wallet and help your earth at the same time.

Purchase a rainbarrel and/or compost bin at our one day truckload sale Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (or until sold out) at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive.

Compost bins will be $45 and rainbarrels $55. There will also be kitchen collector pails ($7) and compost turning tools ($15) available to purchase as well.

Food scraps such as fruit and vegetable wastes, breads, pastas, grains, coffee grounds, egg shells, and tea bags as well as weeds, non-woody shrub trimmings, faded flowers, and vines are among the things you can put into your compost instead of your garbage. Compost can be used as mulch and plant food in your yard. Keeping organic waste out of your garbage reduces your trash volume so you could switch to a smaller garbage cart.

Capture rain in a rainbarrel and have a free source of water for your garden. In addition to saving you money, rainbarrels can keep moisture away from your foundation and prevent debris from washing into our storm sewers.

For more information contact Recycling Coordinator Tim Pratt.