Erie County, in partnership with the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, the City of Buffalo, and the Town of Wheatfield, is once again offering rain barrels & compost bins. Order yours today.
Thank you for shopping at our store. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the original delivery pick up dates are cancelled and the new dates are in June.. These dates will pop up as options when you select items to purchase. Feel free to proceed with your order. If the dates have to be rescheduled, we will email you with new options to select from. If you prefer to delay your purchase and be added to an email notification when new dates are certain, please email Mary.Macswan@erie.gov
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 directly to our local waterways untreated. By using harvested 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 rainwater 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.
“The Western NY Stormwater Coalition has co-sponsored this event for the past 6 years and we are excited to do so once again. Rain barrels are an excellent strategy for homeowners to conserve water and control runoff.”
Composting yard trimmings and food waste 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.
Please refer to these maps to locate your pick up location:
Wednesday, June 24th 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 25th, 4;30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 27th, 9am - 12pm