Milwaukee DPW to host 9th annual compost bin and rain barrel sale

MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works will host its 9th annual backyard compost bin and rain barrel sale this May with compost bin kits available.

The details:

    Earth Machine compost bins and SYSTERN rain barrels will be available for $50 and $69 respectively (including tax), a significant savings from regular retail prices of $100 and $120, respectively. Visit for more information.

    New to composting? Consider attending one of our Introduction to Backyard Composting classes this spring:

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      Composting and rainwater harvesting go hand in hand. One inch of rainwater falling onto a 1,000 square-foot roof yields up to 600 gallons of water saved from our stormwater sewer systems. Residents can use this harvested water for their lawns and gardens without turning on the tap, which conserves our natural resources and helps save money on their water bills. To learn more about rainwater harvesting, visit

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