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Friday, February 08, 2008

Get a Compost Bin Dirt Cheap for Earth Day 2008

Hennepin County is announcing a great opportunity for county residents to purchase affordable compost bins for only $35. Bachman’s, Lakewinds Natural Foods and The Reuse Center are selling the bins.



Backyard composting is an easy way for residents to turn much of the waste our yards and kitchens into a rich material that can be used to improve the soil. Using finished compost on lawns and gardens will provide an organic fertilizer, suppress weeds, and hold moisture in the soil.


The compost bin features a 13-cubic-foot capacity, a sturdy, easy-to-open lid, two harvesting doors, and is made of black recycled plastic. If you want one, you need to pre-order by April 1 here. (There is a limit of one bin per household.) Payment will be made at the time of pick-up during regular store hours. Bins will be available for pick-up on April 19 through Earth Day, April 22. You can choose from the following locations:


§ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
§ Lakewinds Natural Foods 17501 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka
§ The Reuse Center, 2801 21st Ave S, Minneapolis


If residents miss the pre-order deadline, a limited quantity of bins will also be available at Hennepin County’s Drop-off Facility in Brooklyn Park.

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