Portland offers discounted compost supplies
PORTLAND — The city is making it easier for residents to recycle organic waste, with the help of compost bins and other supplies being sold at discounts and delivered to residents' homes at their next trash collection.
Besides the bins, the supplies include compost thermometers, compost turners, kitchen scrap pails and rain collection barrels, according to a City Hall press release.
This is the sixth year the city's Public Services Department has encouraged composting with a springtime promotional campaign. This year, high demand has led the DPS to extend the campaign, the press release said.
In addition, a private business, Garbage to Garden, recently launched a curbside, community-based composting service.
More information and order forms for the supplies are available on the city website at publicworks.portlandmaine.gov/composting.asp.