Dakota County residents can help their yard and save money through the annual Recycling Association of Minnesota compost bin and rain barrel sale beginning March 1.
Residents get 30 percent off when they order online, while supplies last, at recycleminnesota.org, using the promo code Dakota. Pre-ordered bins and barrels can be picked up at the City of Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility or the City of Mendota Heights Public Works or at any of other distribution events in the metro area.
By composting at home, you can easily convert organic materials — grasses, leaves, garden debris and food scraps — into a nutrient-rich mixture that will reduce the need for yard fertilizers and pesticides. Rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff and store water that can be used later for lawns and gardens.
The Recycling Association of Minnesota partners with cities and counties throughout Minnesota to bring residents affordable rain barrels and compost bins at reduced costs.