There's more than one way to show your green on St. Patrick's Day.
Annapolis' annual rain barrel and compost bin sale will be held March 17-18 at K&B True Value Hardware. From 7 a.m. to 5 pm. customers can get a rain barrel and compost bin at significant discounts.
The effort is part of Mayor Josh Cohen's Clean and Green initiative, according to a release.
“This is a win-win situation,” Cohen said in a release. “The person buying the barrel or bin benefits from the discounted pricing. The environment benefits from reduced pollution and waste going to local landfills.”
The truckload sale features The Earth Machine Backyard Compost Bin for $45 and the SYSTERN Rain Barrel for $55 on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to a release. Regular retail prices are $100 and $120, respectively.
Customers can use the bin to compost fruit, vegetable scraps, crushed eggshells, tea bags, coffee grounds and filters from their kitchen, mulched leaves, dried grass, garden plants, old potting soil and soft plant stems from the garden.
The resulting compost can be used as a rich soil additive for lawns and gardens to give you greener grass, healthier flowers and better fruits and vegetables.
The rain barrel will help to reduce water pollution and soil erosion and reduce water demand, preserving municipal water supplies. Annapolis residents can also receive an annual $20 credit on their water bill by completing a storm water credit application found on the city’s website, according to the release.
There also will be rain barrel demonstrations at the event by the Annapolis Environmental Commission.