Welcome to the CONSERVATION@HOME COMPOST BIN and RAIN BARREL SALE

The Conservation Foundation and DuPage County are excited to partner for this Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale.

Pre-order now and pick-up your order

Saturday, May 15

Last Name: A – M   9:00 am – Noon

Last Name: N – Z    Noon – 3:00 pm

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st Street

Oak Brook, IL

ORDER DEADLINE IS MAY 8th

Now from ORBIS (formerly Norseman Environmental), the 80 gallon Earth Machine® is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste, effectively diverting it from landfills. When residents are encouraged to divert organics from the waste stream and are educated about the benefits of composting, up to 50% of organic waste can be diverted from the waste stream. The Earth Machine is for food and yard waste only.

For more information about composting, please see this IEPA Composting Guide:

Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. Want to learn more? Check out this cool video.

“TCF is about creating community partnerships and programs. We want to help people bring rain barrels and composters to where they live and work to help create healthier, more vibrant communities and neighborhoods.”

Brook McDonald
President/CEO, The Conservation Foundation

“Rain barrels can provide immense water savings for communities, that’s why I have one at my house. We are proud to partner with the County and The Conservation Foundation to offer you these in expensive, easy to use environmental additions to your home.”

Dan Hebreard
President, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from roofs that would otherwise be lost as runoff. The 55-gallon Upcycle Products Inc. rain barrels sold through The Conservation Foundation are modern food-grade barrels and are sealed and safe around children. They are repurposed, recycled, and recyclable, and come equipped with spigots, screens to prevent mosquito breeding, and overflow valves.

Setup is easy by diverting water from your downspout to fill the rain barrel. A hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars, windows, and even pets.

About 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. The Conservation Foundation partners with local communities every spring to sell rain barrels to homeowners to help with water conservation. 

Pick-Up Times & Location

Saturday May 15th, 2021 Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Pickup Event

When you come to pick up your order please bring your printed receipt that details purchase and confirms payment. If picking up for other people, please bring a copy of their receipt.

·Staff will load items in vehicle, keeping socially distant.

Please wear your mask when speaking with staff.

·Thank-you for doing your part for the environment and Happy Composting! 

PICK-UP TIMES:

Last Name: A – M 9:00 am – Noon

Last Name: N – Z Noon – 3:00 pm

ADDRESS

Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL