Plate to Garden Compost
Visit the Environmental Center for a great deal on compost! Seasonally, the Environmental Center will be selling "Plate to Garden Compost" for $2.00 per 20 pound bag. Please call for availability. 952-361-1835
"Plate to Garden Compost" is made from organics collected from area schools and businesses. Use it as a soil amendment to help plants grow!
Compost Bins & Rain Barrels
Are you looking for ways to save money on lawn and garden maintenance? If so, purchase a compost bin or rain barrel from Carver County! Every spring, Carver County offers compost bins and rain barrels to residents at a reduced rate.
2017 Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
UPDATE 4/19/17 – Compost Bins are SOLD OUT. Rain Barrels are available for pick-up at the Environmental Center! First-come, first-served, while supplies last, quantities limited. Please call for availability. 952-361-1835
Dimensions: 39.4″ H x 31.5″ D, Capacity: 87 gallons
The EcoVision Compost Bin is a best-selling home composter – with well over 2 million bins sold to date. Its strong and rigid construction needs no assembly and is very easy to use. An extra wide harvesting door allows easy access to finished compost or the Converter can be easily lifted off the compost pile. Made from 100% recycled plastic and blow molded for amazing strength and durability with a standard 10 year warranty. Standard color is black to help achieve better results and with optional ventilation holes.
Dimensions: 54″ H x 32″ D, Capacity: 55 gallons
This rain barrel collects rain from your rain gutter (eaves trough) for use in your garden. Save money and cut down on water usage by collecting rain water. The aluminum mesh screen filters out leaves, sticks or any other debris while protecting the contents from any animals or pets. The overflow spigot hooks to tubing to divert excess water. (Please note – a rain gutter downspout must be cut for installation.)
Test Kits & Organic Program Supplies
Short Term Radon Test Kit
Contains: 1 short term radon kit, test information card and a return mailer.
The short term radon test kit is an inexpensive, accurate and quick radon test only requiring a 48 to 96 hour exposure time. This test kit is best for preliminary testing. Please note – postage is required.
Long Term Radon Test Kit
Contains: 1 long term radon kit, test information card and a return mailer.
With a 91 to 365 day exposure time, the long term radon test kit provides an accurate picture of average radon levels over longer periods of time. This test kit is best used for follow-up testing. Please note – postage is required.
Well Water Test Kit
Cost: No Charge
Contains: 2 sterilized sample bottles, test information sheet and a shipping box.
Minnesota Valley Laboratories provides water testing services to individuals, industries and government. Laboratory cost is based on analysis type. The following types of analysis are available: coliform bacteria, nitrate + nitrite nitrogen, sulfate, fluoride, manganese, arsenic, lead, hardness, iron and iron bacteria.
Organics Program Supplies
Kitchen pail for organics – $5.00
Al Pack – 5 gallon biodegradable bags (box of 20 bags) – $3.50/box
Al Pack – 13 gallon biodegradable bags (box of 10 bags) – $5.50/box
Al Pack – 39 gallon biodegradable bags (box of 5 bags) – $6.50/box
Kraft paper lawn & leaf bags (bundle of 5 bags) – $4.00/bundle