Place your orders by April 9th to take advantage of deeply discounted prices on composters and rain barrels and get free delivery. In addition, you'll get free lessons in composting and rain barrel use and a free booklet and accessory comes with pre paid orders. This Compost and Rain Barrel Program, known as "Save it to Spade it! ~~ Soak it—Don't Send it!" is sponsored by the Environmental Commissions of Chatham Township, Madison, Chatham Borough Green Initiatives, Summit, and Berkeley Heights. One lucky participant in the Program will win a free rain barrel at the Kickoff Event, compliments of New Jersey American Water. Details, Order Form, and Kickoff Event information can be found at http://www.chathamtownship.org/CTEC/index.html (scroll down to and click on "Composters & Rain Barrels Program"). Or, call (973) 714-3996.

The discounted price of $55 for a composter and $70 for a rain barrel is available to those who pre pay via the Order Form and are residents, community group members, and school teachers, etc. of the above municipalities. Details about the composters and rain barrels, educational information, and additional event details are available at each participating community's library. In addition, you can view the composter and rain barrel, order forms, and related educational materials at The Library of The Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham Borough, NJ, 07928.

Why a Composter? Why a Rain Barrel?

• Why buy potting soil?

• Why pay for fertilizer?

• Why not lower your household water and/or sewer bills by up to 40%?

Learn the answers to these questions and more during our FREE Kickoff Event on Friday April 16, 2010. The Environmental Commissions of Chatham Township, Madison, Chatham Borough Green Initiatives, Summit, and Berkeley Heights are offering a Compost and Rain Barrel Program this year called "Save it to Spade it! ~~ Soak it—Don't Send it!"

The program offers their residents, schools, and community organizations the opportunity to:

• purchase composters and rain barrels at deeply discounted prices

• have their purchases delivered FREE to a convenient pick up location in their area

• receive FREE lessons on composting and rain barrel use

• receive FREE composter/rain barrel accessories

At the Kick off Event, the public can come to pick up their pre paid composters and/ or rain barrels and the residents, community group members, and school teachers of the participating* municipalities can receive free lessons in composting and rain barrel use; in addition, free accessories come with pre paid orders. Kickoff Event Details are below and Order Forms, details about the composters and rain barrels, educational information, and additional event details are available at http://www.chathamtownship.org/CTEC/index.html, and at the public libraries of each participating community. In addition, you can view the composter and rain barrel, order forms, and related educational materials at The Library of The Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham Borough, NJ, 07928.

Product pre-payment is required for discount prices of $55/composter and $70/ rain barrel.

Event: 7-8pm, Friday April 16, 2010 at the Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, Chatham Borough, NJ 07928: free lessons on composting and rain barrel use and pick up your pre purchased items.

*Sponsored by the Chatham Township Environmental Commission, the Madison Environmental Commission & Green Team, The Chatham Borough Green Initiatives Committee, the Summit Environmental Commissions and the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission.