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Fall sale for rain barrels and compost bins ends Oct. 9

Annual sale is sponsored by HPW and the Green Building Resource Center

 

A great way to conserve is by using a rain barrel. The Houston Public Works Fall Rain Barrel Sale is underway through Oct. 9.  

Get a discounted rain barrel for $77 or compost bin for $62 while this popular sale continued. The sale ends at 11 a.m. Oct. 9.

Order online at https://rainbarrelprogram.org/houston

Pickup is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Houston Green Building Resource Center at 1002 Washington Ave.

Top four reasons to harvest rainwater

  • Protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution.
  • Use rainwater to grow healthy and lush plants.
  • Supplement your water supply.
  • Rainwater is a free resource that is easy to harvest and use.

Five reasons to compost

  • It reduces environmental impact of hauling food and green waste, much of which is landfilled, saving space and reducing methane gas.
  • Adding composted nutrients to the soil prevents it from becoming too acidic, or too alkaline.
  • Healthy plants with nutrient-rich compost reduce the need for chemicals/pesticides.
  • It promotes root growth, allowing soil to retain water and reducing runoff pollution.
  • Composting returns natural nutrients to the soil, which sustains a variety of life, including birds, bacteria and insects.

 

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