Friday, 25 September 2015 15:43

Green Building Resource Center to sell rain barrels and composts bins


On October 10, 2015, the Houston Green Building Resource Center will help area residents conserve natural resources to lessen the effects of the Texas heat by offering a 50-gallon rain barrel and 65-gallon compost bins at a discounted price.  The rain barrels and compost bins, which typically retail at $119, will be offered for just $69.00 and $65.00 each and comes with instructions for easy set-up and use. Made from 100% recycled materials, rain barrels provide homeowners with an affordable alternative to watering from the tap.

Available at these prices for a limited time, these must be ordered online by Sunday, October 4th, 2015. Purchases can be picked at the Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 2pm. The Program Director, Steve Stelzer will also be available to answer questions and assist all who take part in this offer.

50 Gallon Rain Barrel: All components are included to start collecting and using your rainwater. The barrel is made of 100% recycled, HDPE material. Barrels nest for easy storage - three barrels will easily fit in the back seat of a mid size sedan. It has a locking lid with a screened inlet, two overflow ports, and is able to be linked to other barrels. It also meets EPA safety standards and is made in the USA!

65 Gallon Compost Bin: Easy and convenient to convert your food and lawn waste into nutrient-rich compost. This bin holds up to 65 gallons and is constructed of rugged plastic resin. Ventilation holes throughout help with proper composting. This compost bin makes it easy to recycle your yard and kitchen waste, an important step in reducing the volume of garbage needlessly sent to landfills.

To order visit the website by October 4

Certified YardWise Master Composter Course

The Green Building Resource center is also offering Certified YardWise Master Composters (MC), a  complete a 20-hour training course by approved MC instructors, as well as 20 hours of volunteer community service in public compost education and awareness (within six months of completing the course). MC training courses will provide at least 16 hours of classroom time to be supplemented with four hours of hands-on training.

MC training courses will utilize reference texts and curriculum provided by its community coordinator, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, with instruction given by Steve Stelzer, Program Director.  Eight guest speakers familiar with composting at various levels and waste diversion in general will provide the majority of the instruction and insight to the attendees. For more information visit:

Thursday through Sunday, October 15 - 18 , 2015

Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Avenue

Cost: $40 (twenty attendees maximum, 10 minimum).

Read 2005 times Last modified on Monday, 28 September 2015 11:38