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Posted on: March 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Backyard Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission (BHCSWMC) is pleased to subsidize the sale of two eco-friendly products at during the spring Electronics Recycling and Household Toxin Disposal event in Waterloo. The one-day truckload sale of compost bins and rain barrels will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 9 AM until 3 PM at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant at 3505 Easton Ave., Waterloo.

Earth Machine backyard compost bins will be sold for the subsidized price of $42 to encourage residents to take up composting as this year’s green initiative. The sale is open to all Iowa residents. In addition to compost bins, the truckload sale will also have 55 gallon rain barrels to encourage homeowners to capture rainwater for use in their yards. The Systern rain barrels are tan in color and come with a lid with mesh screen, faucet overflow hose and necessary hardware. Some assembly is required. Rain barrels will be sold for the subsidized price of $52.

The sales will be held rain or shine, first come first served, while quantities last. No pre-orders will be taken, so come early! Cash, check, Visa or MasterCard accepted.

For more information, please contact Waste Trac, the education team for the BHCSWMC at 266-8722, via email or visit

In addition to the sale, the commission will be sponsoring free educational workshops about backyard composting and rainwater harvesting

Thursday, March 29th 7:00 PM Waterloo Public Library, Meeting Room A
Thursday, April 19th 7:00 PM Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls

Pre-registration is required, at Black Hawk County Parks Online.

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