The Rain Barrel & Composter Sale is now closed.

However, a limited number of composters & rain barrels have been made available on a first come first served basis. If you are interested please don't hesitate because we will sell out quickly.  If not, let us know if you prefer to wait till next year and we will notify you of those details when available.

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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. 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 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 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.

The Western New York Water Coalition has co-sponsored this event for the past 3 years and we are excited to do so once again. Rain barrels are an excellent strategy for homeowners to conserve water and control runoff.

Rich Mrugalski

Chairman, Western New York Stormwater Coalition

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.

Delivery of product purchased is scheduled by appointment only. There are two Pick-up Locations to Choose From:

Buffalo: City of Buffalo Engineering Garage, 1120 Seneca Street, Buffalo.  Click here for more details:

Tonawanda: Erie County Highway Garage, 1870 Military Road, Tonawanda, (enter from Military Road)  Click here for more details:

Pick-up date:  Thursday June 7, 2018; 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Pick-up time: based on last names:

A-G    4:00 - 5:00

H-P    5:00  - 6:00

Q-Z    6:00 - 7:00

Pick-Up Hours


4:00 pm — 7:00 pm