The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) is celebrating Earth Day early by partnering with EnviroWorld for a Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Pre-Order Sale. Rain barrels, compost bins and compost bin accessories are now available and orders will be accepted until April 6, 2022. Pickup appointments can be scheduled after April 22, 2022 and can be scheduled by email or phone.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 25% of the United States’ waste stream is made up of items that can be composted. By using a composter, you can turn items like vegetable scraps, yard waste and newspaper into a nutrient packed soil amendment for your garden. Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions, reduces waste disposal costs and saves landfill space. Composting is nature’s way of recycling!
About Rain Barrels
Rain barrels can help you cut down on your water expenses, conserve your local water supply, and reduce erosion in your neighborhood. A 1,000 square foot roof can produce 600 gallons of storm water runoff for every inch of rain. Instead of this water going straight into the ground, it can be captured and used to water gardens, lawns and plants, wash cars, and can even be used as drinking water, if treated properly.
For more information on rain barrels or Operation Ripple Effect, an Oneida County initiative that offers simple steps to help keep the Mohawk River clean, visit www.RippleEffectOCSD.org.
How to Order
To order compost bins, rain barrels, and/or compost bins accessories, visit http://enviroworld.us/ohswa, www.ohswa.org, or the Authority’s Facebook page to be directed to the online pre-order sale. The pre-order sale is open now and will remain open until April 6, 2022. Orders may only be placed online. An appointment must be made to pick up items. Pickup appointments will take place starting April 22, 2022 at the Authority’s Recycling Center, Leland Avenue Extension, Utica, NY 13502. Delivery is not available.
For more information regarding the compost bin and rain barrel sale, please visit http://enviroworld.us/ohswa. For more information on composting and solid waste and recycling programs, please visit www.ohswa.org or call the Authority’s Office at (315) 733-1224. You can also visit the Authority’s Facebook page (Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority) to ask questions and find more information on these topics.