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Posted on: February 24, 2017

2017 Backyard Composting Equipment Sale

Once again the Nashua Garden Club and the Division of Public Works Solid Waste Department are organizing a spring sale of rain barrels, compost bins, compost turners, and kitchen waste pails. 

The “Systern Rain Barrel” is made of up to 50 percent recycled tan plastic. It has a holding capacity of 55 gallons and has a mosquito mesh to keep out bugs and leaves. It has overflow capability to another “Systern” or can be easily attached to an existing downspout system or ground run-off. Rainwater is an excellent water source for lawns, plants, and gardens. Using a rain barrel can cut your household water use significantly. Normally the retail price for this item is up to $120, this barrel is available for $70.00

The round compost bin is made of recycled black plastic, stands about 33 inches high, is 35 inches in diameter, and has a capacity of 80 gallons. An instruction book is included. The bin sells for $55.00

The compost turner is a 34 inches long, sturdy professional quality tool. It can be used to turn compost without resorting to the strenuous task of removing and reloading using a shovel or pitchfork. Simply plunge the turner into the compost pile and, as it is withdrawn, the heavy-duty blades open to aerate and turn the compost. The turner sells for $24.00.

 The kitchen waste pail is a beige and white oval shaped plastic container with a handle and closable lid. It has a 2 gallon capacity and sells for $12.00

Order forms can be found here and at various locations throughout Nashua including the City Clerk’s office at City Hall and the Four Hills Landfill/ Nashua Recycling Center, 840 West Hollis Street, Nashua. 

You may also order by writing your name, address, telephone number, and the number of bins, barrels, pails, or turners you would like to order on a sheet of paper Mail your order information with a check for the total amount made out to the Nashua Garden Club to: 

Nashua Garden Club 

8 Scotia Way 

Nashua NH 03062


Orders are payable in advance by the deadline of March 24, 2017. Orders will be available for pickup on Saturday May 13 from 8:00am to Noon at the Four Hills Landfill / Nashua Recycling Center, 840 West Hollis Street. 

For more information, call the Nashua Garden Club at 888-5064 or the Nashua Recycling Center at 589-3413. 

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