The South Central Council of Governments Backyard Compost Bin & Rainbarrel Sale is now closed.

For those who ordered - the pick-up date is one-day only (see below),  If you need to arrange for an alternative pick up time or if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for our next sale please email scrcog@compostersale.com

Happy Composting!

Woodbridge - Library Lawn, 10 Newton Road –Saturday, 4/24, 9am-11am 

Hamden – Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue - Saturday, 4/24, 1pm-3pm

Guilford – Parking lot behind Town Hall, 31 Park Street – Sunday, 4/25, 10am-1pm

*Please be sure you pick up your order, or send someone in your place, as we have very limited storage space. Unclaimed products will be donated to local community garden programs on June 1st.

The store is closed for maintenance

Why Compost?

Backyard composting is an excellent strategy for homeowners to reduce waste and lower their carbon footprint. : Compost enriches the soil, helps retain oxygen, and nutrients that help plants resist disease.  By composting and diverting food waste from the landfill, not only are communities saving the environment, they are enhancing the quality of our soil.  Want to learn more?  Check out this video

"Almost 25% of a typical household’s waste can be recycled right in our own backyards. This significantly reduces the amount of waste that is incinerated or placed in landfills thereby reducing methane emissions and lowering your carbon footprint. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is about 21 times more powerful in warming the earth’s atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

Adding compost to your garden and lawn helps conserve water, grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides and protects the environment. Composting enables us to return to the earth the energy that plants create and the nutrients they absorb from the soil."

Pamela Roach
Consultant Work at SCRCOG

Healthy Soils Healthy Rivers

The goal of the SCRCOG is to improve and protect the rivers and surrounding environment by educating, inspiring, and empowering the community to foster environmentally responsible behaviors, with an initial focus on residential and commercial composting. This initiative brings together existing composting efforts in the state under a central framework to build efficiency and maximize the diversion of food scraps from our waste stream. The foundation of this effort has two directives linked to the same outcome: Reducing waste generation (refuse, reduce, reuse) and reducing disposal (repurpose, compost, recycle) of material entering landfills and incineration facilities. 

Location

When placing your order, you may choose one of the following times and locations to pick up your items:

Woodbridge - Library Lawn, 10 Newton Road –Saturday, 4/24, 9am-11pm

Hamden – Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue - Saturday, 4/24, 1pm-3pm

Guilford – Parking lot behind Town Hall, 31 Park Street – Sunday, 4/25, 10am-1pm

*Please be sure you pick up your order, or send someone in your place, as we have very limited storage space. Unclaimed products will be donated to local community garden programs on June 1st.