Archive for February, 2018

Compost Bins & Rain Barrels on Sale through March 15th

Compost bins are used to break down organic matter such as food scraps and yard waste. The bins help you reduce trash and also improve the health of your lawn and garden, save money on fertilizers and mulch, and preserve natural resources. Using fewer chemical fertilizers also helps protect the health of your family and pets.

Rain barrels collect water that drains through your gutters and can be used to water your lawn and garden. Using rain barrels is an effective way to conserve water and save money on your water bill.

The Department of Public Works is currently selling rain barrels and compost bins, which must be pre-ordered by March 15. Details and order forms available on the city website.

The pickup day for the bins and barrels is Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. -10 a.m. at DPW Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street.

For more information about this program, visit the city website or contact Sadie Brown at recycle@cityofmelrose.org or 781-665-0142.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Flyer 2018 FINAL-1

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