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Posted on: May 12, 2008


Looking for more opportunities to go green? Purchase a rain barrel or compost bin at the Elgin Public Works Open House on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1900 Holmes Rd.

The black plastic rain barrels are 57-60 gallons in capacity and feature a screened, screw top lid and an internal PVC overflow system. The barrels are the “Wide Overflow” model manufactured by Chicago Rain Barrel. The compost bins are the Earth Machine model manufactured by Norseman Plastics. Both the compost bins and rain barrels will available for purchase during this one-day event while supplies last. Rain barrels will be sold for $60/each and the compost bins for $40/each. Acceptable methods of payment include cash or check only.

Learn how to get the most out of your new earth-friendly products by attending a free seminar sponsored by the Conservation Foundation on “Creating Rain Gardens in Your Yard & Using Rain Barrels.” The presentation will also be held during the Public Works Open House event on Saturday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact the Elgin Public Works Department at (847)697-3160. Information is also available on the City’s website at Specific information on the compost bins and rain barrels can be found at and

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