Check out this sweet compost bin!
In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Hennepin County will let you buy one of these for "dirt cheap" (if you live in Hennepin County)! I stole the following details from the Hennepin County site after gerg told me all about the deal.
Only $35 for a sweet compost bin!
Sale offered only to Hennepin County residents.
Limit 1 bin per household.
13 cubic foot capacity
Assembled size: 29" High x 32" Diameter
Sturdy, easy to open lid with two harvesting doors
Black recycled plastic
Comes disassembled (fits in smallest cars!)
Purchase Option 1: PRE-ORDER
They offer three convenient partner locations where you can purchase and pick up your bin.
BINS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED by April 1, 2008!
Pay at time of pick up.
Bins will be available for pick up during regular store hours.
Purchase Option 2: DO NOT PRE-ORDER
If you miss the pre-order deadline for purchasing a bin at one of our partner stores, a limited number of bins will be available at Hennepin County's Drop-Off Facility in Brooklyn Park.
No pre-order necessary
Sale begins April 23, 2008
Wednesday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM
Bins will be available on a first come, first served basis - while supplies last
Sure, you could make your own compost bin...I'm not denying that. In fact, my mom would probably give me crap for buying one. But this one looks like it'll keep the dog out...definitely something to consider when your dog is a bigger scavenger than Oliver Twist.