Conservation district holds composting/rain barrel sale

Apr 12, 2019

Rockport — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Maine Resource and Recovery Association, is offering a composting and rain barrel sale at discount prices.

For sale are the 80-gallon Earth Machine backyard composter and the 55-gallon Systern rain barrel. Both are made of recycled materials and are offered at wholesale prices. The Earth Machine composter has an “in at the top/out at the bottom” design and a 10-year warranty. The Systern rain barrel fits under a downspout to take advantage of roof run-off for garden watering and has built-in mosquito mesh and overflow capability. Also for sale is a 3-foot x 3-foot trap wire bin, made by Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston, that has a three-quarter-cubic-yard capacity.

Available accessories are: a 2-gallon Sure Close kitchen scrap pail with vented, locking lid; a Wingdigger compost aerator and turner to mix compost layers and decrease compaction and the REOtemp compost thermometer with a 20-inch stem to monitor interior temperatures.

Prices for all items are well below suggested retail.

Backyard Composting items will be on display at the Knox-Lincoln SWCD office at 893 West St. (Route 90) in Rockport and at the Spring Plant Sale at Union Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a..m to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.. Order online or download an order form at and send with check by May 4, or place your order at the Spring Plant Sale. Pickup for composting items will be in early June at the District office.

For more information or to request an order form by mail, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or




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