NRRA’s annual Earth Day compost bin
In celebration of Earth Day, April
22, 2009, the Northeast Resource
Recovery Association (NRRA), New
Hampshire, will once again sponsor
their Annual Compost Bin Sale to
support nature’s way of recycling.
As the first non-profit recycling
cooperative in the United States,
the NRRA has been helping member
municipalities and businesses advance
their recycling efforts for over
27 years with the ultimate goal of
reducing waste and increasing recycling
If you missed your chance to purchase a bin or participate last year, please contact Jan Carter at 603-736-4401 or go to www.nrra.net.
addition, please consider
helping your community
reduce waste by coordinating
the sale for your town.
The Compost Bin Sale is an annual
fundraiser and is one of many programs
offered by the cooperative to help
reduce waste in greater New England.
It is estimated that 25 percent of
an average household’s waste contains
kitchen scraps and yard trimmings.
This material can readily be composted
instead of thrown into overburdened
landfills or burned at an incineration
facility. New this year they will
also be selling Systern Rain Barrels.
Utilizing the principal of cooperative
purchasing, the NRRA is able to offer
participating groups high quality
Earth Machine compost bins for less
than half the retail price.
The 80-gallon bins, which are made
of 100 percent recycled plastic,
enable residents to convert leaves,
grass and table scraps into an abundant
supply of rich garden soil.
Last year over 63 towns, businesses
and groups participated with 1,800
compost bins being sold. Each bin
diverts approximately 500 pounds
of waste from the waste stream.
The 2008 sale helped divert a total
of 900,000 pounds of waste from Northeastern
landfills and incinerators. That
is the equivalent of 38 garbage trucks
full of waste.