Recycling Connections Collaborates with Farmshed Growing Collective
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — Recycling Connections will be hosting a community compost bin and pail sale, in conjunction with the Central River Farmshed’s Growing Collective Plant Sale. Both events will be held at Central Rivers Farmshed, 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point from 3:00 – 7:00 pm May 24 and May 25, plus May 26 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Recycling Connections has sold home composting bins and pails in the Portage County area for over two decades from its various office locations, but has not held an organized sales event in recent years.
“Recycling Connections and Central Rivers Farmshed have collaborated on other projects in the past,” stated Karin Sieg, Executive Director for Recycling Connections, “so we are very appreciative to them for allowing us to join their well-established plant sale event. With both of us being nonprofit organizations, our objectives are very compatible. For us, we encourage backyard composting to help reduce waste and create finished compost that in turn enriches soils and thus improves the gardens for new plantings. Recycling Connections sells our compost bins and kitchen katcher pails to help break down barriers that people face between them and sustainable waste management, which home composting directly addresses. We provide people with the simple tools and information to make home composting easy, with the goal of building a more sustainable community right here in Central Wisconsin.”
The sale will feature the Home Composter™ compost bin that is made from 100% recycled material and has a 17 cu. ft. capacity. It sells for $65 and comes apart into two halves, making it easy for turning materials and moving the bin. To encourage more composting of kitchen food scraps, the Kitchen Katcher stainless steel pail will be sold for $32 each. The 1.6 gallon steel pail is easy to clean, doesn’t stain, and with its overlapping lid, doesn’t allow any odors to escape.
Besides the sales event, Recycling Connections sells the compost bins and kitchen katcher pails year round from their office located at 1100 Main Street, Suite 120 in Stevens Point. For more information call 715-343-0722 or go to www.recyclingconnections.org.