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Welcome to the Spring 2023 West Hartford Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!

West Hartford is excited to offer its Spring 2023 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale! Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and incinerators and make your own nutrient rich compost! Rain Barrels can help reduce water costs, save our precious drinking water, and provide a natural source of water for plants and gardens.

Please explore our site to see what is being offered at this community sale. Because we are purchasing in bulk, we are able offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices. Orders must be placed by April 28th. Pick-Up is Saturday, April, 29th 9:00 - 12:00 at West Hartford

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Why Compost?

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Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. 
We want to encourage backyard composting so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of improving or maintaining high-quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality, and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone. 
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"Join me in helping West Hartford meet its waste reduction goals. Composting produces nutrient rich soil, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces the amount of garbage thrown away every week!"  

Mayor Shari Cantor, West Hartford

"Why waste the energy it takes to haul kitchen scraps to trash where food waste emits methane gas, when you can simply put in your backyard compost? Makes great and healthy soil too! A win-win" 

Katherine Bruns -West Hartford Recycling Coordinator

"Composting is an ancient agricultural practice that enables us to return to the earth the energy that plants create through photosynthesis and the nutrients they absorb from the soil." 

Krishna Winston Chair, Middletown Resource Recycling Advisory Commission

"Composting will save residents money while substantially reducing landfill waste, enriching the soil, holding soil moisture (which reduces water use by 25-30%!) It also helps prevent erosion, suppresses weed growth, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and offers a variety of other benefits. Healthy soils grow healthy food and plants!"

John Q. Gale Hartford City Council

"The World Resources Institute has said if food waste was a country it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the U.S. Food waste is a major climate change contributor." 

CT Mirror, Jan 11, 2021

"Crisis is the driver. I don't use the "C" word lightly but we truly are in a crisis"  

DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes
(Referring to CT's Waste Disposal Problems...)

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

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There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants, and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rainwater make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Pick-up Date & Location

YOUR ORDER MUST BE PICKED UP ON Saturday, April, 29th:

West Hartford:  Department of Public Works, 17 Brixton Street. Enter via side entrance on Oakwood Ave

*Pick-up time between 9:00 - 12:00 pm, Saturday, April, 29th.

Hartford does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the compost bins and rain barrels offered for sale by BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchases that are not picked up at the scheduled pick-up date may be donated and used for educational purposes.

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The benefits include growing healthy plants, improving water quality, protecting the environment, and more!

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