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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Truckload Sale

Baltimore County is not planning to host a compost bin and rain barrel sale in 2018. Other options are being considered for future years. Subscribers to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's email list at will be notified if and when the County resumes these types of sales. Residents subscribed to the list will also receive the Bureau's monthly e-newsletter The REsource as well as other Bureau-related updates.

Residents looking to purchase a compost bin or rain barrel may wish to check local garden and hardware stores or online retailers. The County also provides information about home composting and instructions for constructing compost units (PDF).

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 February 23, 2018         


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