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