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Composting bins, rain barrels for sale Sept. 11 event

Recycling keeps food, yard waste out of landfills

ST. CHARLES – Soil Saver compost bins will be on sale for $70 each from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the University of Illinois Extension, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, officials announced in a news release.

This one-day event is hosted by Kane County Recycles and the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Cash or checks accepted, no cards. Bins will be sold while stocks last. The Conservation Foundation will be selling rain barrels during the event, for $65 each, also while stocks last.

The regular retail price of composters is $100 to $120, the release stated.

“Our intent is to help as many people as possible to recycle food scraps and landscape waste at home,” Kane County Recycling Program Coordinator Jennifer 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,” Jarland stated in the release.

Kane County Recycles will be selling the Soil Saver while Master Gardeners will be available to talk to attendees and share advice.

The Soil Saver bins are packaged in a 6-inch-by- 23-inch-by-30-inch box that fits in a trunk or the back seat of a car.

It requires some simple assembly and all screws and the tool are included, the release stated.

More information is available online by visiting www.countyofkane.org or by contacting Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or email at recycle@countyofkane.org.

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