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RDCO selling backyard composters and rain barrels again this year

If you’re looking to add a composter or rain barrel to your yard, the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has you covered.

The RDCO is once again partnering with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) for an annual backyard composter and rain barrel sale, which will take place throughout March.

The backyard composters are $45 and the rain barrels are $105, and they’ll be delivered to your home in time for gardening season in late April.

A backyard composter is touted as an easy way to reduce household waste, which will benefit both the longevity of our landfill and your garden.

“Do yourself and your garden a favour this season. A composter can help you cut your garbage in half while creating food for your garden,” says Cynthia Coates, supervisor of solid waste services ervices with the RDCO.

“You can’t beat the satisfaction of making your own useful soil enhancer for your garden with all of the kitchen scraps and green matter from your yard; material you would otherwise just toss away.”

<who>Photo Credit: RDCO</who>A backyard composter

The rain barrels are pretty self-explanatory, as they can be a great source of soft, fresh and untreated water for your garden that can help you save money by limiting the amount of metered tap water you use.

Corinne Jackson from the OBWB points to last summer’s significant drought and watering restrictions as a prime reason to invest in a rain barrel to ensure a back-up supply of water.

“Collecting rainwater from your roof limits run-off from your yard and helps prevent contaminants from washing into storm drains and ultimately into local streams and lakes,” she added.

“This means better drinking water, and better water for fish and everything else that depends on clean water.”

There will be 300 backyard composters available at $45, a big savings from the regular $80 retail price.

Rain barrels, which will be limited to two per household, are down to $105 from $120 retail price and there are just 250 available.

For more details on the RDCO’s annual backyard composter and rain barrel sale, and to place your order before they sell out, click this link.



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