Thursday, October 20, 2011

At the Market This Week: Deep Discounts on Compost Bins (Thanks, Environmental Committee!)

Thanks to Progressive Cheverly's Environmental Committee, SoilSaver compost bins are available to Cheverly residents for only $20 (reg. price up to $99.98 at Amazon & other locations) at the Market this Saturday. It's a great deal for you and the world around you!

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. Their goal is to place 400 bins over three years... a goal that, if realized, will save the Town over $56,000 in tipping fees over the next 10 years.

Interested? Stop by and talk to Doug Alexander this Saturday at the Market. He can explain more about the benefits and process of composting, and get you going on a great project!

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