Welcome to the Spring 2023 Livingston County Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!
We're excited to offer our Spring 2023 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and allows you to make your own compost! Rain Barrels reduce water costs, keeps our water clean and provides a natural source of water for plants and gardens all while reducing that amount of pollutants that enter our storm drains.
Please explore our site to see what is being offered at this community sale. Because we are purchasing in bulk, we are able offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices.
Orders must be placed by April 21st or while supplies last, and picked up on April 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm at Livingston County Garage : 918 North Street, Howell MI.
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The goal of the program is to divert food scraps from the waste stream (up to 30% or more by weight is comprised of food scraps and compostable soiled paper and cardboard), and raise the awareness regarding the benefits of compost, which include improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone.
Want more information on Livingston County's Recycling Program?
Check us out: https://www.livgov.com/dpw/Pages/continue-the-cycle.aspx
Want to learn more about composting? Check out this cool video:
Why Use a Rain Barrel?
There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rainwater make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.