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Compost Bin Sale

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' 2023 Compost Bin pre-sale is now live! Orders must be placed by April 15th and picked up on Saturday, May 20th between 9AM and 2PM. Place an order and get pick-up details.

Compost Bins

Composting is a great way to reduce food waste. A recent Department of Public Works (DPW) study showed that households using backyard compost bins divert 25% of their food waste from the trash! To make great compost, add yard waste, such as leaves, garden debris, and grass clippings, in addition to all of your fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, and other organic materials from your home. You will get a rich compost to make your soil healthier and help the City of Milwaukee reach its goal of 40% landfill diversion. Learn more about composting at home, through drop offs, and composting collection service providers.

  • If you missed this year's compost bin sale, you can find compost bins for sale at your neighborhood retailers and used models through neighborhood swap websites.

Rain Barrels

Harvesting rainwater is the perfect complement to composting efforts. Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square-foot roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Watering your lawn and garden without turning on the tap conserves resources and helps you to save on your water bill.

Logo for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage DistrictLearn more about rainwater harvesting from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Fresh Coast Guardians.

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