The City's Giving Away Shepherd Composting Bins. Say, Can I Borrow Your Christmas Tree?
Says the release, the city will be handing out the composting bins to folks who bring their trees to the Lovers-and-Greenville Central Market Saturday. Now, you will have to sit through one of two composting classes -- either the 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. -- to get yer freebie. And it is till "supplies last."
I asked Katie Carlin in Sanitation Services who's paying for these. To which she replied: "We bought them with a grant funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality," probably out of guilt. She also says those who pre-register will be able to pick up their bins Saturday; everyone else will more than likely wind up with a voucher to pick up theirs at a later date. To pre-register call Joseph Hardy at Dallas City Hall: (214) 671-9233. Or e-mail him. Seriously, though, my wife's been talking for months about getting a proper bin for the backyard. Something about "growing our own"?