Baton Rouge residents can buy a discounted backyard compost bin or rain barrel, plus pick up some free mulch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Memorial Stadium, 1702 Foss St. Residents should enter the stadium from Scenic Highway.

Compost bins that retail for $100 will be on sale for $30 and rain barrels that retail for $150 will be available for $45. Nature’s Best Organics will offer free mulch, one scoop per pick-up truck or load-your-own container, while supplies last.

A total of 1,300 compost bins and rain barrels will be available while supplies last in this city-subsidized program. The “Earth Machine” compost bin is made of black recycled plastic, has a 10.5-cubic foot capacity, a 10-year warranty, and fits easily into an average sized sedan.

The “Systern” Rain Barrel has a 55-gallon capacity, is made of recycled plastic, and comes partially assembled. Residents who wish to purchase both a compost bin and rain barrel should bring a four-door sedan, pickup truck, SUV or hatchback. No household hazardous waste or electronic waste will be accepted at the event.

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