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Garden tool swap and compost giveaway

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2022
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Do you have any garden tools just laying around collecting dust? Interested in picking up some free compost? Join Bloomington’s Solid Waste Team for a Garden Tool Swap and Compost Giveaway on Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Avenue South.

Garden tool swap

Bring your garden tools, pots, garden decorations, bird feeders and houses, gardening and plant books, and any unopened seed packets to swap them for something new. Make sure these items are in working condition and thoroughly cleaned before bringing them to the swap.

You may bring items to swap, but you can also just come and pick up items if you’re in the market for some garden tools. All items are meant to be given and taken freely; they are not for sale. This event will repurpose old, unused garden tools and other outdoor items and give them new homes, helping to divert waste from going to landfills or incinerators. Do not bring any chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, weed killers, broken or unusable items, or any used soil from your garden.

Compost giveaway

When you participate in the City’s new curbside organics recycling program, your food scraps are taken to Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Organics Recycling Facility and turned into nutrient-rich compost. To kick off the new organics recycling program, residents can pick up three bags of finished compost provided by SMSC at the Garden Tool Swap Event on May 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Moir Park. For more information, visit blm.mn/organics.