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The Rocket Composter

Composter for Schools,Universities, and Hospitals: The Rocket composter is perfect for schools and universities or for any establishment which has lots of food waste. The Rocket comes in four sizes. The smallest Rocket, the A500 can process 80 gallons of food waste each week. The largest Rocket, the 1200 processes 925 gallons of food waste per week. When a Waste Pulper is used, the A500 can process 240 gallons per week and the 1200 can process 2,775 gallons per week.

Two Weeks for Compost: After running for two weeks the Rocket begins producing compost. And this is high quality compost which can be used around campus or sold.

Other facilities: Other users of the Rocket Composter would be Government Facilities, Prisons, Hotels, Hospitals, Corporate Cafeterias and Nursing Homes. Call 978 884 8156 to learn more about Rocket Composters, Waste Pulpers, and Vegawatt Cogeneration Systems


$50 OFF On Sun-Mar 400 Continuous Composter

Sun-Mar 400: The Sun-Mar 400 has been a reliable leader in large composting units. Made of heavy duty plastic, the Sun-Mar 400 is built to last.

People Powered Machines: For the month of August, People Powered Machines is offering $50 off when you purchase a Sun-Mar 400 Continuous Composter. This is a great way to begin composting.

Things You Can Compost:
From the Kitchen

Coffee grounds and filters, these are excellent
Tea bags
Used paper napkins
Pizza boxes, ripped into smaller pieces
Paper bags, either ripped or balled up
The crumbs you sweep off of the counters and floors
Plain cooked pasta
Plain cooked rice
Stale bread
Paper towel rolls
Stale saltine crackers
Used paper plates (as long as they don’t have a waxy coating)
Cellophane bags (be sure it’s really Cellophane and not just clear plastic—there’s a difference.)
Nut shells (except for walnut shells, which can be toxic to plants)
Old herbs and spices
Stale pretzels
Pizza crusts
Cereal boxes (tear them into smaller pieces first)
Wine corks
Moldy cheese
Melted ice cream
Old jelly, jam, or preserves
Stale beer and wine
Paper egg cartons
Bamboo skewers
Paper cupcake or muffin cups

From the Bathroom

Used facial tissues
Hair from your hairbrush
Toilet paper rolls
Old loofahs
Nail clippings
100% Cotton cotton balls
Cotton swabs made from 100% cotton and cardboard (not plastic) sticks

Personal Items

It might be a good idea to bury these items in your pile. Just sayin’.

Cardboard tampon applicators
Latex condoms

From the Laundry Room

Dryer lint
Old/stained cotton clothing—rip or cut it into smaller pieces
Old wool clothing—rip or cut it into smaller pieces

From the Office

Bills and other documents you’ve shredded
Envelopes (minus the plastic window)
Pencil shavings
Sticky notes
Business cards (as long as they’re not glossy)

Around the House

Contents of your vacuum cleaner bag or canister
Newspapers (shredded or torn into smaller pieces)
Subscription cards from magazines
Leaves trimmed from houseplants
Dead houseplants and their soil
Flowers from floral arrangements
Natural potpourri
Used matches
Ashes from the fireplace, barbecue grill, or outdoor fire pit

Party and Holiday Supplies

Wrapping paper rolls
Paper table cloths
Crepe paper streamers
Latex balloons
Jack o’ Lanterns
Those hay bales you used as part of your outdoor fall decor
Natural holiday wreaths
Your Christmas tree. Chop it up with some pruners first (or use a wood chipper, if you have one…)
Evergreen garlands

Brill Rebuilt Batteries Are Popular

Rebuilding Brill Batteries: When we launched this program of rebuilding Brill Batteries we were not sure how popular it would be. These are the batteries used in Brill Accu 38 electric reel mowers, Brill ASM380 reel mowers, and Brill Accu Trimmers. But after two weeks, we can tell it is very popular. So keep those old Brill Batteries – they are worth something.

2.2 Ah or 3.0 Ah: The Brill Battery you have is a 2.2 Ah, and we can rebuild it so it is better than it was when new. Or we can rebuild it to 3.0 Ah which is 30% more powerful and runs 30% longer.

Remember: Don’t throw old Brill Batteries out! We can also rebuild other batteries, just not lithium ion ones.

$100 Rebate on Sun-Mar Excel NE ( non – electric )

Rebate offer: We are pleased to offer our customers a $100 rebate when they purchase a Sun-Mar Excel NE composting toilet between June 20th and August 20, 2011. This unit saves water, there is no pollution, and nutrients are recycled.

To Receive This Offer: Send us your name, address, city, phone number, and e-mail address. Please tell us how you heard about the Sun-Mar Excel NE. Where will you use your toilet? Will you use it in a cottage or cabana or camp? What are the main reasons you are buying a Sun-Mar toilet? Is it the most economical way to outfit your space? Or is it to protect the environment?

Grass Catchers for Fiskars Momentum Are In

The Long Awaited Grass Catcher: The Grass Catchers for the Fiskars reel mower are in. These Grass Catchers made for the Fiskars lawnmower are easy to install and simple to use with convenient handle for easy emptying. The Grass catcher can hold up to 1/2 bushel.

UV resistent: The Fiskars Catcher is UV resistent and built to last a long time. The catcher comes with a solid frame. The Fiskars push reel mower features best in class heigth adjustment of 1″ to 4″. The catcher is an easy tool free assembly.

Testimonial on Great Customer Service

David- Just wanted to let you know the reel mower arrived the end of last week in great shape and the sharpener was delivered yesterday.  The mower handles are staying put.  I appreciate your great customer service…quick response to the problem and your very apparent desire to be sure we like your mower by encouraging us to try it out. Thanks so much. Linda

Greenfox’s April Newsletter


Welcome to the April edition of the Greenfox Newsletter.  Spring has sprung and the Greenfox Team is hard at work connecting with communities, working with students, and perpetuating our mission for a greener future.  Read on to find out more about our latest projects  and upcoming events!
 Greenfox at Earthfest
Greenfox will host a table at this year’s EarthFest on the promenade in Boston. Earthfest is a free event hosted by Radio 92.9 offering live music from popular bands, countless vendor tables presenting educational displays, exhibits, food and product samples, as well as kid-friendly activities, including the Kid’s Planet Stage. Greenfox Schools will be sponsoring a table for the day and have several craft projects to entertain your kids while educating them on the environment.

Join us May 21st for a fun-filled and family-friendly day of activities. Then, celebrate the start of summer the following Thursday at Kitty O’Sheas, where we will hold  our own EarthFest party! Click here for more info on these two exciting events.
 The Great Outdoors

Cambridge Greenfox students have spent time outdoors this month exploring the Greenspace right in their back yards.  The students  watched New England come to life, observing bugs, planting seeds, learning about trees that are native to the area, and preparing for Fresh Pond Day.

Fresh Pond Day is an event on Sunday, May 7 at the Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge, MA.  All are invited to enjoy and explore this wonderful natural space, rain or shine.  The event includes story telling, nature walks, scavenger hunts, and much more.  Greenfox Schools will be at Fresh Pond Day helping people pot trees to take home to grow.  For more information on the event, click here.
Simply Sustainable

In an informative and fresh approach to describing the word “sustainability,” Kristen von Hoffmann, Founder and Chair, writes about sustainability and the role of sustainability in education. Click here to read the article in full, and to see pictures of Greenfox Schools programming, activities, and students.

We hope that you enjoyed our April Newsletter.  Don’t forget to  visit us online at http://www.greenfoxchools.com   to learn more about the organization and to find out how you can get involved!

All the best,


Ashlee Dahlberg
Greenfox Schools Director