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Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

October 10

Madison’s annual compost bin and rain barrel sale will return after a one-year hiatus.

Tens of thousands of local households have participated in the program over the past 27 years, saving water, fuel and other resources and reducing stormwater runoff that contributes to water quality issues for Madison’s lakes.

Stacie Reece, Madison’s sustainability coordinator, said composting food scraps and yard clippings reduces waste and controls the release of methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas, while creating a nutrient-rich soil additive.

Reece said rain barrels, which catch stormwater from gutters that can be used to water gardens and lawns, will be an increasingly important adaptation strategy as extreme rainfalls become more common as a result of a warming climate.

This year’s sale, open to all, will take place Oct. 10 at the Garver Feed Mill with no-contact pickup options for pre-orders and experts on hand to answer questions.

Compost bins are available for $69.99, and 50- and 100-gallon rain barrel kits for $119.99 and $214.99, respectively, and can be pre-ordered by Oct. 2 from rainreserve.com/madison.

For more info go https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm



October 10