May 2008

NRRA sponsors compost bin sale

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA), located in Epsom, New Hampshire, sponsored their annual compost bin sale to support nature’s way of recycling.

It is estimated that 25% of an average household’s waste contains kitchen scraps and yard trimmings, material that can easily be composted instead of disposed of in a landfill.

Utilizing the principal of cooperative purchasing to leverage lower prices, the NRRA was able to offer participating groups high quality Earth Machine backyard compost bins for less than half the retail price. The 80 gallon bins, which are made of 100%, recycled plastic, enable residents to convert leaves, grass and table scraps into a supply of rich garden soil. Over 63 organizations in 4 states participated in the sale.

In total, participants in the sale sold 1,540 compost bins. Each bin diverts approximately 500 pounds of organic matter from household waste per year, diverting it from collection, the landfill or incinerator. This year’s sale will help divert a total of over 770,000 pounds of waste; which is the equivalent of 32 garbage trucks full of waste.

If you are interested in purchasing a bin or two this year, visit the Northeast Resource Recovery Association’s website at www.nrra.net.