WLSSD To Hold Rain & Compost Barrel Sale

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WLSSD To Hold Rain & Compost Barrel Sale

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 8:39 AM CDT

Posted by Jeff Edmondson

Duluth, MN: The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and the Regional Stormwater Protection Team will host a one-day rain barrel and backyard compost bin sale at Lake Superior College's lower east parking lot on Saturday, June 4th, from 9 am – 3 pm.

High-quality rain barrels and compost bins will be available at 50% of retail prices at the event.

Free composting and rain water collection instruction will be offered throughout the day by WLSSD and RSPT representatives.

Both composting and collecting rainwater can be a great help to gardeners.

Collecting rainwater helps reduce storm water runoff and provides a ready source of water for thirsty plants.

Backyard composting creates a natural soil amendment that provides many benefits for lawns and gardens.

The Rain Barrel will be sold for $50, while supplies last.

The 55-gallon Rain Barrel can be placed under any downspout and connected together to collect water for use in yards and gardens.

Each Rain Barrel is designed with a screen to keep water free of debris and mosquitoes.

The Rain Barrel is made of 50% post consumer plastic and is a neutral tan color.

The compost bin will be sold for $40, while supplies last. No reservations are necessary.

The composter fits in nearly any vehicle and carries a 10-year warranty.

When assembled, the bin holds up to 80 gallons (10.5 cubic feet) of compostable material.

Compost turners and kitchen scrap pails will also be available for purchase. Payment by check or credit card is preferred (Discover, MC, or Visa.)

Lake Superior College is located at 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth.

Area residents can access the college’s lower east parking lot from the main driveway off of Trinity Road.

More information about rain barrels and collecting rain water can be found on RSPT’s website at www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/stormwater/toolkit/rainbarrels.html

More information on backyard composting is available on WLSSD’s website at:


Residents are reminded that, by ordinance, compost bins must be situated 15 feet from any dwelling in the city of Duluth.

Best placement is in a partially shaded area that is convenient for adding or removing material.

In the past few years these items have sold out quickly. Arrive early to ensure you will get the items you want.