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Compost bin and rain barrel sale in West U

April 17, 2018 GMT

The city of Houston Green Building Resource Center is sponsoring it’s bi-annual rain barrel/compost bin sale at a greatly reduced price.

A percentage of all sales goes to the continued work of GBRC in educating the public about conservation and recycling. Deadline to order is 11 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

For $69 you can purchase a 50 gallon, 100 percent recycled mega-star rain barrel that regularly retails for $129. It is made in the USA and made to last. The Ivy rain barrel comes with everything you need to assemble, collect, and use rain water. Barrels can easily be daisy chained with no added cost — all components included, even a 6-foot long overflow hose.

Also available is a 65 gallon backyard compost bin. Easy to assemble, the bin has five panels and weighs only 20 pounds. The bin comes with composting instructions to make your adventure a success and one for which your plants will thank you. The backyard composting bin is being offered for $65.

Both items will be available for pick up on Saturday, May 12, at the Houston Permitting Center, located at 1002 Washington. Pickup hours are from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, go to www.rainwatersolutions.com/products/city-of-houston-gbrc.