Media Release

Earth Machine (Composter) Sale

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:00 AM

March 25, 2009

10 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Master Gardeners are hosting a truckload sale of Earth Machine home composters and SYSTERN rain barrels this Saturday, March 28, 2009.

The sale takes place at the Home Depot (5150 NW 13th St., Gainesville), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Earth Machine home compost bin is on sale for $39 with tax included. Home composting is a great way to keep organic waste out of the landfill and make your own organic fertilizer for your garden. The Earth Machine usually sells for $100.

The SYSTERN rain barrels are available for $45 with tax included. Rain Barrels use your roof and gutters to collect rainwater for use on your lawn and garden instead of turning on your tap. The SYSTERN usually sells for $120.

This is a one-day sale on a first come, first served basis. Cash or check only please.

For more information, please call 352-374-5245 or visit



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).