City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale
February 10, 2004 - Earth Machine composters
will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on. Saturday,
Feb. 21, at the Kmart parking lot, 7428 Kingston Pike, from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., while supplies last. The bins will be sold for $37.50, plus
tax (cash and checks only, please).
"We are offering the Earth Machine at a discounted price
to encourage residents to compost table scraps, grass and leaves so that we
can reduce the volume of yard debris and trash that is picked up and taken to
the landfill," said Mayor Bill Haslam.
With the application of compost to gardens, watering bills are
reduced by up to 30 percent and the need for chemical fertilizers is lessened,
the mayor noted.
The Earth Machine composter is a convenient, "no turning
required" receptacle. The lid locks securely on top, and the compost is
easily harvested though a sliding door at the bottom.
The dimensions are 33 inches high and 33 inches in diameter, with
an 80-gallon capacity. The strong but light "recycled plastic" construction,
and simple snap-together assembly, will ensure it fits into an automobile.