On Saturday, June 2 from 9-3 there will be a Truckload Sale of rain barrels and compost bins at the Northpark Mall in their southwest parking lot. Barrels are only $55 and bins will run you $45. There will also be educational workshops and demonstrations on site so that you can learn how to most effectively use these products at home.
Rain barrels are a great way to save money and resources by collecting water for use in your garden or on your lawn. You can read an informative article that lists many more benefits associated with using this type of water catchment system.
Composting your kitchen and yard waste is easier than you might think. It is not only an effective - and free -way to add nutrients to your soil, but this practice also keeps valuable materials from taking up room at the landfill. You can read more here before purchasing your bin on June 2.
The sale is sponsored by the City of Joplin, Region M Solid Waste Management District, and Missouri American Water. To take a look at the specific barrels and bins that will be on sale, you can visit the website of the Earth Machine compost bin and the Norseman Systern Rain Barrel. For more information contact Mary Anne Phillips, Joplin Recycling Coordinator, at 417-624-0820 Ext. 501.