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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Edmond Partnership Offering Low-cost Rain Barrels & Composters to Residents

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For the 2nd year in a row, the City of Edmond is partnering with the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance (COSWA) and Upcycle Products Inc. in a regional effort to encourage Oklahoma residents to conserve water, reduce water pollution, improve air quality, and divert waste from landfills through the use of rain barrels and composters.

Rain barrels are a simple, efficient, and low-cost method that reduce the amount of stormwater runoff leaving your property by collecting the water that drains from your home’s gutter system. The stored water can be used to water your lawn and gardens, wash your car or even the dog! Using a rain barrel during the summer months may help reduce your utility bill by easing your reliance on City water.

Small-scale composting diverts food scraps and yard waste, which compose 20-30 % of what we throw away, from landfills. The finished compost can then be applied to your lawn and gardens as a nonchemical fertilizer and will improve the soil’s structure and water retention, and grow healthier, more disease-resistant plants.

The partnership allows Upcycle Products to offer discounted rain barrels at $63.50 and composters at $59.50 or $109.50. To view Upcycle’s products and place an order for pick-up in Edmond, visit edmondok.com/rainbarrels. The online order deadline will be midnight on Sunday March 5th, 2017. All orders may be picked up Friday March 10, 2017 from 4 – 6pm OR Saturday March 11, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30am at the City of Edmond’s Cross Timbers Complex at 2012 Old Timbers Drive.

For more information about this event, contact Jordan Copeland at (405) 359-4763 or jordan.copeland@edmondok.com.

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