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Free compost bins!

If you are a resident of Fayette County (Kentucky), you are in luck. You are eligible to receive a free compost bin from the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG). This helps reduced the all too common excuse that “composting is expensive”.

LFUCG has concocted a great way to get people more enthused in their garbage and recycling. Each one of their curbside containers has a name. I’m thinking this makes people feel more connected to their trash. Let’s talk about Herbie. Herbie is the container for all household waste that cannot be placed in either a Rosie or a Lenny. Rosie is the container for, yep, you guess it recycling. Now, Lenny is best used for your yard or lawn waste. This whole waste management gang helps Fayette County residents sort their waste properly.

After time, some of these curbside containers break down and are damaged. But LFUCG being the crafty folks they are have figured out what to do. They would never think to toss a damaged Herbie into a landfill, oh no! They actually upcycle old Herbies into new residential compost bins available to citizens.

We signed up for the list and were called a few months later to come pick up our prize.  We now have the old herbie aka new composter installed in our teaching garden to illustrate other methods of composting.

If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please call LexCall at 311. It’s an amazing offer and a great way to test your composting skills.