Saturday, June 4, 2011

Compost Bins! Available today at the Market!

Friends of Lower Beaverdam and Progressive Cheverly are working together with the town and several other organizations to get more people to compost. Doug Alexander tells us more...

 "SoilSaver compost bin are available to Cheverly residents for only $20 (reg. price up to $99.98 at Amazon & other locations). A $20 rebate program is also available if you prefer to purchase a bin from a retail outlet. Information on how and what to compost is provided. Bins will be on sale at the Cheverly Community Market or by contacting Doug Alexander at 301-773-2082 or For the rebate, scan and e-mail the receipt (must be dated after June 1, 2011) or mail the original to: Doug Alexander, 3127 63rd Place, Cheverly, MD 20785. Provide your full contact information including address. The low price has been made possible by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust (through the Green Infrastructure Plan Committee grant), the NIE Institute, and the Town of Cheverly. Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek (FLBC) is administering the grants and the Environmental Committee of Progressive Cheverly is implementing the program. This is a comprehensive plan to encourage all residents to compost food scraps, waste paper like paper towels, napkins and tissue, and other compost-able materials to reduce Town tipping fees and improve overall waste management. Of course, you’ll also produce great compost to amend your garden, bushes and lawn. Our goal is to place 400 bins over 3-years that will save the Town over $56,000 in tipping fees over the next 10-years. DON’T PUT FOOD DOWN THE DISPOSAL: Putting food scraps down your garbage disposal is the worst way to get rid of them. It takes more energy and cost more to clean wastewater when food scraps are in it. The water must first be filtered before the water is cleaned and all that food waste still ends up in the landfill. Compost vegetable food scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, etc. and trash the meat, dairy, oils, and greasy materials." 

This is a great opportunity to purchase compost bins at very low cost! And what a great way to get the most from your purchases. We hope you'll take advantage of this project!

1 comment:

P. Burke said...

I scooped up one of these great bins this morning. It will make the third compost bin in my yard. These are nice bins, sturdy and small, and a great price. Thank you, Friends of Beaverdam & Cheverly Market!!!