Set Your Sights On Composting This Summer

Set Your Sights On Composting This Summer


Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is excited to offer area residents discounted rain barrels, compost bins, and accessories at our Spring 2021 sale.  Residents can pre-order items at the website https://nvcogcompostersale.company.site/.

In order to reduce shipping costs and offer the lowest possible prices, all items purchased from this online store must be picked up on Saturday, June 19, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m., at Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main St.

Why Compost?

The goal of this program is to raise public awareness of composting at home and the benefits of using compost to reduce our waste footprint and help improve or maintain high-quality soil. Composting kitchen food scraps and yard trimmings at home, and leaving grass clippings on the lawn, can reduce the volume of garbage you generate by as much as 25%.  Removing these materials from your regular trash collection also helps divert waste away from landfills and turns waste to energy. A major benefit to composting is that you are helping your city or town reduce their disposal costs by reducing the amount of garbage being generated. 

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Collecting and using rainwater for outdoor use saves energy, helps conserve drinking water and reduces storm water runoff. Using collected rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools can reduce the economic and environmental impact of water treatment and delivery and helps keep water in reservoirs and aquifers for when it is needed most. Collecting rain water also helps reduce storm water runoff that can transport many pollutants to our local waterways and cause erosion.

Any  questions can  be  directed to  compostersale@nvcogct.gov or call (203) 489-0366.  


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