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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
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.

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