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Compost Bin And Rain Barrel Truckload Sale

Baltimore County will host a compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The sale will take place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road (enter near the main gate).

Compost bins will sell for $35 each and rain barrels for $50 each. Both prices include tax. These are the lowest prices you will find in Maryland for these items this year. Cash, check and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) will be accepted. The sale will occur rain or shine, and all items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. This sale is not limited to residents of Baltimore County and there are no limits on the amount of bins and barrels an individual may purchase.

Compost bins are shipped in two pieces and rain barrels are shipped in one piece.

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 April 6, 2016


Revised April 6, 2016        

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