|City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale
February 7, 2005 - Earth Machine™ composters
will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on Saturday,
Feb. 19, 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,
"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.
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.
The Earth Machine backyard composter is manufactured by Norseman
Plastics, and has been brought to a thousand municipalities in the
United States and Canada.
This event is sponsored by
The City of Knoxville
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