City of Maplewood Home Composter & Rain Barrel Sale.

Congratulations Maplewood!  Thanks to a grant from St. Louis County we were able to offer residents backyard compost bins a deep discount - and we sold out in just 24 hours!  While the special price is no longer available we are still offering the Earth Machine at 50% off of the retail price.  Don't hesitate, place your order today!

WHY COMPOST?

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. Want to learn more? Check out this cool video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQD8cvO5Y

We are very excited to bring this special offer to our residents.  Organic waste management is a top priority in St Louis County and this is a great way for us to get started.

Tiffany Hyde
Public Works Director

WHY USE A RAIN BARREL?

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Location

Maplewood Family Aquatic Center

Maplewood Family Aquatic Center 7750 Lohmeyer Avenue,Maplewood, MO 63143

Pick-up on Saturday April 25th

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM