Had an excellent suggestion made by a reader in response to my post regarding purchasing a compost bin. Ribonribo commented that many landfill areas sell compost bins at reduced prices.
So, given that info., I did a little research. For those of you living in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey or Washington county you can buy bins at a 57% discount - $30 (this includes a bin and a scrap bucket). You order them online and then pick them up at designated county sites.
For Henepin County here are the pick-up details. For you other counties, you might want to ask when you order.
Sigh - a much better deal than what I got :-(