Collect Rain and Compost Your Garbage

The town is offering receptacles for both.

The Aquarion Water Company will be sponsoring a rain barrel sale.  Distribution will be in the Trumbull Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, June 1,  between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each barrel is $75.
Orders must be received by May 27.
Click here: http://www.aquarion.com/CT.cfm/section/rainbarrels/page/rainbarrels, for more information.

Compost bins will be available while supplies last. Trumbull residents can purchase compost bins and green cone digesters "at prices far below retail costs."

"Composting and digesting are great ways to help the environment by reducing waste and avoiding high garbage disposal fees," according to town officials.

Residents can purchase a backyard Garden Gourmet Compost Bin for $30 and a Green Cone Digester for $50. The digesters reduce all organic household waste, including meat and bones, but no compost is generated. Some assembly is required for both types of containers.

Pre-ordering and pre-payment is required and is available only to Trumbull residents.

For more information, call or email Robin Bennett at 203-452-5056 or rbennett@trumbull-ct.gov. Pick-up is on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center located at 7115 Main Street in Trumbull.

... Click for Order Form ...

Jim Sullivan March 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM
June 1 is a busy day for enviros in Trumbull...TNAC has a sponsored hike in the valley for CT Trails Day from 10-12 and I think there is a Household Hazardous Waste collection at 9AM. Also, I hope Aquarion has some tips for people who plan to cut into their downspouts to fill a barrel. Each down spout likely serves a few hundred square feet of roof, so a 55-gallon barrel will overflow if it more than sprinkles outside. Think about how you will manage the overflow so it won't cause property damage, e.g., unhook the barrel, open the spigot, put the barrel in a location that runs off well, install an overflow diverter in case a heavy rain is forecast. Just handing out a barrel and asking a well intentioned homeowner to cut into a downspout would be kind of irresponsible of Aquarion.


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