Order a compost bin or rain barrel now, pick it up in the spring

Get a jump start on gardening by ordering a $55 compost bin or a $69 rain barrel for your home. (These regularly cost $106 and $139.)

By using a compost bin, you can keep more than a quarter of your household waste out of the garbage while making valuable compost for your garden.

A rain barrel will help you save water and money by using rainwater rather than the faucet for your garden and trees. Rain barrels are also a way of trapping the stormwater that runs toward the storm drains — picking up pollutants along the way and entering our lakes, streams and rivers.

You will pick up your compost bin or rain barrel in Minneapolis Saturday, April 26, from the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Pre-order your compost bin or rain barrel now, or find more information.

Published Feb 5, 2014