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Compost Bin And Rain Barrel Truckload Sale

Baltimore County hosted its annual compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 23. The sale took place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Attendees purchased a total of 471 compost bins and 496 rain barrels over the course of the sale.

Notification of Future Sales

Subscribers to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's email list at will receive notifications of future compost bin and rain barrel sales. Residents subscribed to the list will also receive the Bureau's monthly e-newsletter, The REsource, as well as other Bureau-related updates.

About Composting

Did you know that yard trimmings account for more than 13 percent of household waste? Composting at home can greatly reduce the amount of this material set out for collection. This is a big help for the environment (reduces pollution from collection truck activity) and the County's bottom line (reduces yard materials processing costs).

About Reusing Rainwater

Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Collecting and reusing rainwater is a great way to help the environment and your garden, because rainwater is free from chlorine and other water treatment chemicals. Using a rain barrel reduces water pollution that can at times be caused by stormwater runoff.


Revised May 27, 2016        

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