Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale
The Recycling Association of Minnesota is selling rain barrels ($74) and compost bins ($59) from now until early April 30. The 1st 300 Ramsey County residents can receive an additional $20 off a compost bin. Simply pre-order online at Recycling Association of Minnesota. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrel or compost bin on April 30, 2016, at the Ramsey County Parks Facility (1905 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood).
Why Rain Barrels?
Improve the health of lawns and gardens
Rainwater is naturally soft
Storm water management/erosion control
Rain Barrel Basics
Select a location to place your rain barrel, such as under a gutter or drainspout.
Choose a rain barrel that fits your storage and aesthetic needs. Rain barrels come in a wide array of sizes and colors.
Now its time to install your rain barrel taking care to make sure that the barrel is located on a stable base and that location that will not flood the house if there is a substantial amount of rain.
Use with a soaker hose around trees, shrubs, gardens and plantings or use it to fill up watering cans for potted plants.
Do not use rain water for human or pet consumption.