June 1st Rummage Sale- Stop by the Green Team/EC table– and look at the display composter by the library

library composterThe Harrington Park Library Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday June 1st from 8am – 2pm at the Borough Hall parking lot and the HP Park Green Team/Environmental Commission will be there. Take a break from shopping and stop by our information table. We will have information about recycling, electronic and hazardous waste disposal dates, local farmers’ markets, the Stokes Farm CSA, and much more…as well as some free (and useful) goodies! We are also promoting home composting and encourage your questions about this topic. A demonstration composter has been set up by the library (just outside the children’s section). We will have other Earth Machine™ composters available for purchase; these are being sold on consignment from the BCUA for $54 each.

What is an Earth Machine™ composter?—from the BCUA site: …with ease of use and dependability in mind, the Earth Machine™ was designed to keep moisture in and unwanted critters out. The Earth Machine’s attractive round design creates optimum composting conditions; no corners for materials to dry out. The locking lid is rodent resistant and prevents the lid from blowing away in strong winds. It has a convenient door for harvesting compost. Plus the entire unit can be easily lifted off the compost pile for complete mixing and turning of the pile. Features of the Earth Machine™ include: 1) Large Capacity (80 gallon or 10 cubic feet), 2) Made from recycled plastic, 3) Easy snap together assembly, 4) Fits in any car, 5) Durable and lightweight design, 6) Each compost bin comes with a free composting information book.

For more information about composting, have a look at www.howtocompost.org or http://www.composting101.com or search this site.  If you can’t make it to the rummage sale, but want to buy an Earth Machine™ composter OR if you have questions about composting or local green issues please email the Green Team at hpgreenteam@gmail.com. Composting and recycling information will be posted on the Community bulletin board in front of Borough Hall and are available in the library.  And check out the Earth Machine™ composter the next time you are at Borough Hall or at the library! Nice to have this option to put food and vegetative waste to good use.

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