Compost Bin Sale This Saturday, May 9

 Click the image above to download a PDF of the event flyer. 

Click the image above to download a PDF of the event flyer. 

(Dalton, GA, May 4, 2015) – Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is having a Compost Bin Sale during the Downtown Dalton Saturday Market at the Dalton Green. This Saturday, May 9, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm volunteers will be selling a limited number of the “Garden Gourmet” Backyard Composter for only $45.00 each, almost 50% off the retail price of $79.99. Residents may receive a free perennial with their purchase while supplies last.

   Make your own compost at home with a backyard composting bin. Compost is a beneficial soil amendment that can help your plants grow healthier.

 Make your own compost at home with a backyard composting bin. Compost is a beneficial soil amendment that can help your plants grow healthier.

Gardeners refer to compost as “black gold” because it keeps food scraps and organic waste out of the landfill while allowing nature to recycle them into a nutritious soil amendment. Items that can be added to your compost pile include coffee grounds, tea bags, fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, hair, and grass clippings. General composting information will be available to the public at no charge.

The “Garden Gourmet” backyard composter is an attractive bin that fits neatly into almost any backyard space due to its compact size of 24”x24”x36”. The easy to assemble bin is made from 51% recycled plastic, comes with a composting guide, and includes convenient features like a sliding bottom door to remove compost. There are only 30 bins available for sale this year.

Compost bins may be purchased with cash, or a check made payable to the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority. A portion of each sale benefits environmental education for K-12 students in Whitfield County, and several Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful events like Christmas Tree Recycling Day. For more information call Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful at 706-226-6211 or visit www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org

International Compost Awareness Week, organized by the US Composting Council, is celebrated during the first week of May. For more information, and to learn more about composting visit the US Composting Council at www.compostingcouncil.org