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Cary’s Compost Bin Sale Helps You Live, Save Green

Post Date:04/10/2017 7:30 AM
  • Cary’s residential compost bin sale is online now through May 7, with bin delivery slated for June.
  • Sold below wholesale cost, a compost bin helps to turn kitchen scraps into organic fertilizer.
  • Before committing to composting, citizens should review the Town’s Composting Ordinance and check with their HOA or community manager to understand any localized compost restrictions.

 

 

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Cary, NC – Live green and save green by producing your own organic fertilizer at home with a residential compost bin from the Town of Cary’s annual compost bin sale. Now through May 7, citizens can go online to order a 311-liter residential compost bin at less than half the retail price, just $45. Each bin is roughly three-feet tall by three-feet wide and comes with a home composting guide book. The bin sale and below-cost offer is made possible through a partnership between the Town of Cary and EnviroWorld. All bins ordered through the online sale will be shipped to the Town’s Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Avenue, for citizens to pick-up in June. The Town does not profit from the bin sale.

“Be sure to reference our online Composting Solutions webpage for quick tips and to learn more about our Town Composting Ordinance,” said Sarah Justice, Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator. “Additionally, we also recommend checking with your HOA, when applicable, regarding home compost restrictions.”

Composting aims to reduce one of the largest sources of municipal waste – organic materials. Citizens who make their own compost from kitchen scraps not only reduce landfill waste but produce high quality soil for their lawn and garden. Composted soil retains moisture at a higher level than topsoil; additionally, amending lawns and gardens with compost increases the nutrients available to grass and plants and creates a healthier yard and garden.

This is the Town’s fourth annual compost bin sale. Order your bin and learn more about composting by visiting “Environmental Events” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4301. For daily ways to be green in Cary, check out Cary it Green on Facebook and watch the Cary It Green segments as part of the monthly Bud TV show on Cary TV (TWC Channel 11, AT&T Uverse Channel 99, and on YouTube @TownofCaryChannel).

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Primary Contacts

Sarah Justice, Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator, (919) 469-4301

Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

 

Resources

Order a Compost Bin

Online Compost Bin Sale 

Composting in Cary 

Cary It Green on Facebook

Cary It Green on Cary TV’s Bud TV Program


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