Compost Bin Discounts!

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I have tried out two dozen types of compost bins at my Compost Learning Lab at NC State University and these two bins are my favorites: The Earth Machine and FreeGarden Earth. Both of them sell for around $100 retail but you can get them for a 50%+ discount from some cities or counties in North Carolina.

Orange County sells Earth Machine compost bins for $50 year-round.

The City of Greensboro is selling Earth Machines for $50 during September 2021.

The Town of Cary sells FreeGarden Earth compost bins for $45 during April.

Wake County sells Earth Machines for $50 during May.

These discounts are a great opportunity for those who want to do backyard composting, and I have these resources to help you do it successfully. My guide to backyard compostingPrintable version. My video about different composting bins.

by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid Waste Specialist, NC State University

Compost bins

Some of the compost bins at NC State’s Compost Learning Lab.