Now’s the time to order affordable compost bins and rain barrels

Home gardeners now have some affordable options to help the environment and save money. Residents of Minneapolis and some Twin Cities suburbs can place an order for a $55 backyard compost bin (80 gallons) or $69 rain barrel (55 gallons). These compost bins and rain barrels come with a 10-year warranty and are made of high-density plastic with up to 50 percent recycled content.

Rain barrels help conserve water and save money by watering with rain water instead of a faucet. They also help reduce storm water runoff, which can pollute waterways. Composting turns kitchen scraps and raked leaves into nourishing soil for gardening.

How to order

Supplies are limited, so order before May 24 to ensure a bin or barrel.

Want to see them for yourself? The Recycling Association of Minnesota has the rain barrels and compost bins on display at its education and resource center, 852B Lake Street East, Wayzata. The center is open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Published Apr 11, 2013



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