The County is pleased to offer our fourth annual backyard composter and rain barrel sale! You will be able to place your order online until April 19, 2021 or until products are sold out. Pickup date will be April 24, 2021. State guidelines for COVID safety will be followed at the pickup location.
The goal of the program is to divert food scraps from the waste stream (up to 30% or more by weight is comprised of food scraps and compostable soiled paper and cardboard), and raise the awareness regarding the benefits of compost, which include improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone. Want to learn more about composting? Check out this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQD8cvO5Y. Want more information on Livingston County's Recycling Program? Check us out https://www.livgov.com/dpw/Pages/continue-the-cycle.aspx https://www.livgov.com/dpw/Pages/continue-the-cycle.aspx
Composting substantially reduces landfill waste, enriches the soil, holds soil moisture (saving water by 25-30%!), helps prevent erosion, suppresses weed growth, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and offers a variety of other benefits. Healthy soils grow healthy food and plants!”
There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rainwater make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.
Order yours today, while supplies last. All orders will be available for pick up ONE DAY ONLY - April 24th at the North Street Garage.
Livingston County Garage 918 North Street Howell, MI
Saturday April 24th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM