The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 17, 2013

Rain barrel/compost bin orders top in state

The Mankato Free Press

---- — MANKATO — Blue Earth County partnered with the Recycling Association of Minnesota for the first time this season to offer residents rain barrels and compost bins at a discounted price as part of a pre-order sale.

The largest number of orders was sold through the Blue Earth County distribution site — 175 rain barrels and 75 compost bins.

Residents who have pre-ordered their barrels or bins may pick them up between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 651 Summit Ave.

The facility will not provide its regular services during the rain barrel and compost bin pick-up service.