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Composting bins to sell for $50 during one-day event Sept. 19

ST. CHARLES – The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and the Kane County recycling program have teamed up to sell soil saver compost bins for $50 during a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the extension office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, officials announced in a news release.

Master Gardeners will be available to talk to attendees and share advice on how to use them, the release stated.

Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland stated in the release that it would be “a great learning opportunity.”

“Our intent is to help as many people as possible to recycle food scraps and landscape waste at home,” Jarland stated in the release. “Backyard composting keeps food scraps out of the landfill, thereby reducing methane release from landfills, and converts the scraps into a nutrient-rich soil amendment, which can be applied to your garden beds to help your veggies and flowers flourish.”

The compost bins normally cost $90 to $100 retail, while the extension office’s normal price is $65, the release stated. Bins will be sold as long as stock is available. Information is available by visiting www.countyofkane.org.

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