Buy a Compost Bin at Statewide Locations and Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

Many Wisconsin residents perform the routine task of taking out the garbage once a week, but it’s likely almost 25 percent of their trash is organic material that could be composted. In other words, a quarter of what is being thrown away isn’t garbage at all.

That’s why Recycle More Wisconsin is inviting people all over the state to learn about the advantages of composting that organic material during International Composting Awareness Week May 6-12.EarthMachineCompostBin

Composting is easy, offers a lot of benefits and can be done in a variety of ways. This is a worldwide event, and it’s a great opportunity to start composting at home or work in order to take advantage of what compost has to offer. The theme for this year’s Composting Awareness Week is “Compost! Nature’s Way to Grow.” When a household’s organic materials – coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps, grass clippings and leaves, for example – are composted, they become a useful resource in the garden or backyard.

Throughout the next several weeks, and year round for many locations, special compost bin sale events are occurring all over the state. Each location listed is open to anyone and you do not have to be a resident of that community to participate.

Appleton, Wisconsin

When:
Year round
Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Where:
Outagamie Recycling Center
1419 Holland Road
Appleton, WI

What:
Compost Bins – $45

For more information:
www.RecycleMoreOutagamie.org

Green Bay, Wisconsin

When:
Year round
Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:
Brown County UW-Extension Building
1150 Belleview Street
Green Bay, WI

What:
Compost Bins – $45

For more information:
http://www.browncountyrecycling.org/sustainability/composting

Madison, Wisconsin

When:
May 4, 2013
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Rain or Shine

Where:
Alliant Energy Center, Olin Avenue Parking Lot

What:
Compost Bins – $45
Rain Barrels – $55
Kitchen compost collector – $7
Compost turner – $15

For more information:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

When:
Year round
Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday (seasonal)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where:
Manitowoc County Recycling Center
3000 Basswood Road
Manitowoc, WI

What:
Compost Bins – $50

For more information:
920.683.4333

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When:
May 4, 2013
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where:
Washington Park in the parking lot east of the Senior Center
4420 W. Vilet Street
Milwaukee, WI

What:
Compost Bin – $45
Rain Barrel – $55

For more information:
www.milwaukeerecycles.com
414.286.2489

Oconto, Wisconsin

When:
Year round
Monday – Thursday
6:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where:
Oconto County
Materials Recovery Facility
153 Evergreen Road
City of Oconto Industrial Park
920-834-6876

What:
Compost Bins – $45

For more information:
920.834.6876
http://www.co.oconto.wi.us/i_oconto/d/compost_sale_brochure.doc

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

When:
Year round
Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
Winnebago County Recycling
100 W. County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI

What:
Compost Bin – $45

For more information:
920.232.1850

Superior, Wisconsin

When:
Pre-order now until 3:00 pm on May 24, 2013
Pick-up is on Tuesday, June 11 between 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Where:
Download and print the order form HERE.

What:
Rain Barrel – $55
Compost Bin – $40
Compost Turner – $21
Kitchen Collector – $12

For more information:
http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/sale 
or call Jillian or Wendy at 715.394.0392

Waupaca, Wisconsin

When:
May 1, 2013 until sold out
Call for hours

Where:
Waupaca County Solid Waste Department
Courthouse – 811 Harding Street
Waupaca, WI
715-258-6240

Waupaca County Processing & Transfer Facility (PTF)
E4981 Swan Road
Manawa, WI
920-596-5370

What:
Compost Bin – $55

For more information:
http://www.waupacacountyrecycling.com/

Wausau, Wisconsin

When:
May 3, 2013
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 4, 2013
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
Neighbors’ Place
745 Scott Street
Wausau, WI

What:
Compost Bin – $53
Pail – $27

For more information:
www.Marathoncountysolidwaste.org
877.271.3989

Waukesha, Wisconsin

When:
May 11, 2013
9:00 am to Noon
Rain or Shine

Where:
Retzer Nature Center
S14 W28167 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

What:
Compost Bins – $45
Native Plants – $4-$20

For more information:
www.waukeshacountyparks.com
262.896.8300

 

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