Milwaukee compost bin distribution event to be held May 4th

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- On the heels of Earth Day and just in time to kick off International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the City of Milwaukee will host a one-day-only, first-come first-served backyard compost bin and rain barrel sale event.

It all happens on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Washington Park Senior Center parking lot at 4420 W. Vliet St., rain or shine.

A limited number of Earth Machine™ compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels will be available for $45 and $55 respectively (including tax), offering significant savings from regular retail prices of $100 and $120. This sale is not restricted to City of Milwaukee residents.

Hundreds attended last year’s event, and the City of Milwaukee is bringing it back again by popular demand. “With the gardening season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of composting and the use of rain barrels. Both are easy ways to promote a healthy environment,” said Mayor Tom Barrett.

Visit or call (414) 286-CITY (2489) for more information.