Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Sale - Saturday, May 14 2011

You probably have a compost bin since you read this blog. But I’ll bet you know people who do not compost (unless you hang with a ridiculously eco-conscience crowd). Now is the time to spread the word with our unfortunate family and friends still tossing banana peels in the trash.

For one day only, Saturday, May 14th from 9-2, Hamilton County residents can purchase discount compost bins that retail for $100 for only $35. Our compost bin event will be at two locations:

Village Crossing
10400 Reading Road
Evendale, OH 45241

Green Township Administration Complex
6303 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45247

We will also have compost turners, kitchen collection pails, and compost thermometers available to purchase.  Our popular “I heart compost” magnets will also be available with purchase of compost bin or supplies (while they last).

Want to collect rain water too? Well, we will have discount rain barrels available for $50 thanks to a partnership with Metropolitan Sewer District.

So send a link to your family and friends about the sale or go a little further and share the event on your Facebook page.

We appreciate your help in spreading the compost love.


  1. I was just digging compost out of my Earth Machine this morning! I purchased it at last year's sale. Therefore consider this information shared on fb and tweeted too! See you there!

  2. How large are the rain barrels?

  3. The rain barrels have a 55 gallon capacity and are 34” h x 24” w.

  4. I have never used a rain barrel before but am interested in trying one (or two.) I'm worried about mosquitoes - do these barrels have mosquito netting or prevention? is there a way to attach a hose for watering the garden from the barrel? Thanks!

  5. This is great. Its great to hear that composting is spreading to more and more people. It would be cool to see a post of your thoughts on a good kitchen catcher bin for food waste!

    1. This event is old, Shawn, but you should check out our Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting seminars. Check out this link for kitchen collector recommendations: http://confessionsofacomposter.blogspot.com/2011/01/ode-to-my-kitchen-collector-bucket.html.

  6. Its great to hear that more and more people are given the opportunity to compost! It would be cool to hear your thoughts on a good kitchen catcher bin to buy.