Help yourself, help your wallet and help your earth at the same time. Purchase a compost bin and/or rain barrel at the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) sale. Compost bins will be $55 and rain barrels $69.
Home composting is a way to trim your trash and get free garden mulch or soil supplement at the same time. Use your bin to compost food scraps such as fruit and vegetable peels, stale breads, pastas, grains, coffee grounds and filters, egg shells, and tea bags. Yard wastes such as leaves, grass, and garden wastes can also be composted.
Naturally occurring microbes convert the material to a useful organic soil amendment or mulch. Gardeners can use the compost to improve the soil and to add nutrients needed for plant growth. Adding compost into light, sandy soil helps it hold both moisture and nutrients, while adding it to heavy soil improves drainage.
Order at www.cityofroseville.com/rainbarrelsale or call RAM at 651-641-4589.
Pick Up Only
Friday, April 25
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive