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City Selling Compost Bins, Rain Barrels This Saturday

June 10, 2009 10:15 AM | News

Earth Machine Compost BinThe City of Winnipeg will be selling compost bins this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations throughout the city. The Earth Machine is valued at $100, but will be available for $30, taxes included, during this annual one-day sale. Also on sale will be 208 litre rain barrels for $50, taxes included.

Rain or shine, you can pick up a bin at:

  • St. James Civic Centre (2055 Ness Avenue at Woodlawn Street)
  • Kildonan Place Shopping Centre (1555 Regent Avenue West, South Parking Lot)
  • St. Vital Centennial Arena (580 St. Anne’s Road at Meadowood Drive)

Cash and cheques only will be accepted — cheques should be made payable to Norseman Plastics. All sales are final — no refunds.

For information on composting, or to sign up for a free workshop, call the resource Conservation Manitoba Compost Infoline at 925-3777, or visit resourceconservation.mb.ca

Each compost bin can prevent up to 100 kilograms of organic waste from going to the landfill each year. Organic materials produce methane gas in landfills contributing to climate change.

Image credit: NorsemanPlastics.com