Composting is a great way to recycle our organic "waste" into beneficial soil amendment for our yards and gardens. Composting at home can also help reduce methane production at landfills. Using the compost in our landscapes helps store carbon in the soil instead of releasing it to the atmosphere. And you can reduce your trash by 50 percent or more by composting leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, fruit peels, vegetable scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, paper towels, napkins and even paper bags.
The town will again be taking orders with payment for New Age Composting Bins. The New Age Composter is made in Massachusetts, constructed of thick, rugged 100% recycled plastic. The composter is adjustable and has a capacity of 24 cubic feet, the equivalent of about 12 bags of leaves. It has a cone shaped floor and cover which provide air and moisture to the composting material, requiring a minimum maintenance while producing compost in about three months.
Download order form and mail with payment to the DPW by Friday, April 30th.
Cost: $25.00 each, available to Agawam Residents only.
All pre-ordered compost bins should be picked up at loading dock area of the DPW on Wednesday, May 19th between 3:00pm-5:00pm or by appointment.