March 9, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Acting Director Christopher Holden, 860-638-4850
Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
The Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments and the City of Middletown are working together to offer its annual spring Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale to help residents conserve water, reduce waste and same money!
Rain barrels collect water from house gutters which then can be used on gardens and other plantings. The water is chlorine fee and the life in the soil love it. Rain barrels can significantly reduce water usage and save homeowners money.
Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic matter. It can include yard debris such as leaves and woodchips, and food waste, such as apple cores, eggs shells and coffee grounds. Composting is a way to manage waste, combat climate change and produce a highly valuable soil amendment. More information on composting can be found here.
If interested, go to https://rivercog.compostersale.com/ for more information and to place orders. Orders must be placed by Friday April 22, 2022, and picked up on Sunday, April 24. Pick up locations will be in Middletown at the Palmer Field Parking lot, off of Bernie O’Rourke Drive, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and in Old Saybrook, at Tractor Supply, 401 Middlesex Turnpike, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m on Sunday, April 24. When ordering, the customer must choose which location for pick up.
Russell Library will be holding a Backyard Composting workshop virtually on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. Kim O’Rourke, the City’s Recycling Coordinator and a UConn Master Composter, will discuss how easy it is to compost and answer all your composting questions! The workshop is free, but participants must register with this Russell Library link.
All CT residents are welcome to participate in these programs.
Spring is a perfect time to collect rain water and to start composting! For more information on the sale or the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.