Milwaukee Residents Invited to Help Send Less Waste to Landfills


Milwaukee Residents Invited to Help Send Less Waste to Landfills

5/8/2015

ORBIS helps move Milwaukee toward its goal of reaching 40 percent landfill diversion
Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000-ft roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Or that a recent Department of Public Works demonstration study showed that households using backyard compost bins divert 25 percent of their food waste from trash?
 
In an effort to empower residents to do their part in positively impacting the environment, help move Milwaukee toward its goal of reaching 40 percent landfill diversion, and conserve water resources, ORBIS Corporation and the City of Milwaukee will be distributing Earth Machine™ compost bins, Kitchen Collectors and SYSTERN rain barrels for a reduced rate on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Composting and rainwater harvesting are great ways to promote a healthy lawn and garden, reduce waste and save landfill space, save money on water costs, conserve resources and reduce pollution.
 
In addition to composting yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and garden debris, residents can also compost fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, and other organic materials from their homes. Harvesting rainwater is the perfect complement to these composting efforts.
 
Past truckload sale events saw more than 1,200 people purchasing more than 1,000 compost bins and 800 rain barrels.  This year’s event will take place in the parking lot east of the Wilson Park Senior Center at 2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221, rain or shine.
 
For pricing, visit the Milwaukee Cycles website.