CHARLOTTE – Got a wheelbarrow load of yard clippings and pulled weeds from the weekend landscaping project? Did you know about half of all household waste can be composted? Leaves, grass clippings, twigs and a variety of kitchen scraps combine over time to create a nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer.
Mecklenburg County’s Solid Waste Services is promoting composting as an organic gardening practice by offering discounted compost bins in a one-time sale Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St. On sale are: Earth Machine, $47; Systern Rain Barrel, $54; Kitchen Collector, $7; and Compost Turner, $15. More information on these products can be found online at www.earthmachine.com.
Learn more about how to start and maintain a compost bin from Mecklenburg County experts, who will be selling the bins at the April 9 event, or at a county composting class.
Find more information on composting, organic gardening and other waste-reduction techniques at Solid Waste Services’ website, www.wipeoutwaste.com.