As the worm turns….
I’ve been composting forever.Â I started out with a little fenced in pile in my yard but have now graduated to one of these cool compost containers.Â It’s a plastic unit with a twist off lid, and a slide door at the bottom for removing the finished compost.Â You fill it up with your kitchen scraps, yard waste and even old newspapers.Â Â The material breaks down over time and nice rich compost is made to help your garden smile.
Leon County Recycling and City of Tallahassee Solid Waste Services are hosting a truckload sale of Earth Machine backyard composters on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Tallahassee Mall in front of Ross.
On this day only, you can purchase a composter for just $30, a significant savings from the $100 retail price. Experts will also be on-hand to help educate buyers on the benefits of composting.
Earth Machines help reduce more than 600 pounds of organic yard and kitchen materials per household per year. The Earth Machine composts fruits, vegetables, crushed eggshells, tea bags, coffee grounds and filters from the kitchen. Garden mulched leaves, dried grass, garden plants, old potting soil and soft stem plants can be composted as well. After about six to eight weeks, these materials are naturally broken down into humus that homeowners can use to enrich the soil in their gardens.
Leaves, grass and kitchen scraps represent 30 percent of the amount of garbage going into landfills. By reducing this waste, harmful greenhouse gases are reduced. Not only are Earth Machines friendly to the environment, they are friendly to your wallet by providing naturally moistened soil that results in a savings on water bills. Earth Machines can be purchased by cash or check.
For more information on this event, contact Leon County Recycling at (850) 606-1823 or City of Tallahassee Utilities at (850) 891-4968.