Arcata residents! Get your discounted composter while supplies last!

Arcata residents can buy composters for just $20 while supplies last.

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2012

ATTENTION ARCATA RESIDENTS! GET YOUR DISCOUNT COMPOST BIN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Arcata residents can buy Earth Machine compost bins at a deep discount from the City of Arcata just in time for spring gardening! The popular compost bin is available to people living within Arcata City limits for a nominal charge of $20. The bins have a retail value of $59 to $99.

“We are offering the Earth Machine at a discounted price to encourage residents to compost table scraps, grass and leaves so we can reduce the volume of yard debris and trash that is picked up and taken to the landfill,” said Mark Andre, Environmental Services Director.

Composting can reduce the amount of household garbage by 30 percent. Applying compost to gardens can also lower watering bills by up to 30 percent and lessen the need for chemical fertilizers.

Residents can pick up a bin at Arcata City Hall’s Environmental Services Department, 736 F Street, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bring a City water bill or a rental contract or receipt to prove residency.

For more information call (707) 822-8184 or eservices@cityofarcata.org.

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