2017 Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

Modified: May 5, 2017 11:37am

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Erie County, in partnership with the City of Buffalo and the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, is once again selling rain barrels and compost bins!

Prices are as follows:

  • Rain Barrels $ 65.00 + tax 
  • Rodent Screen/Base for Composter $ 20.00 + tax 
  • Compost Bins $ 50.00 + tax 
  • Kitchen Scrap Bucket/Lid $ 5.00 + tax 
  • Kitchen Compost Container $ 10.00 + tax 
  • The Rottwheeler Guide $ 5.00 + tax 
  • Compost Turner Tool $ 20.00 + tax 

The rain barrels, compost bins and accessories can be purchased online at www.eriecompostersale.ecwid.com
Quantities are limited.
Order deadline: May 31, 2017                         
Pick up date:  June 10, 2017

Please note: there will be two locations for pick up: one in Tonawanda, one in south Buffalo.
You will select your preference at the time of your order. Confirmation will include details for pick up

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels.

Foremost, rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff; this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using collected rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers. Visit our Annual Rain Barrel painting contest page!

Composting yard trimmings and food scraps is a simple way to recycle nutrients and return them to the soil. The addition of compost enriches soil and will stimulate plant growth, thereby reducing the need for chemical fertilizers. Composting has the added benefit of reducing the amount of solid waste that would otherwise go to a landfill. Visit our composting page for more information!

Please contact Erie County DEP at 716-858-6370 if you have any questions or email mary.rossi@erie.gov