Rain Barrel & Composter Sale

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, the City of Buffalo and the Western NY Stormwater Coalition are excited to sponsor the 2018 Systern rain barrel & Earth Machine compost bin sale. Prices are 50% off retail. Quantities are limited so order today . Order deadline: May 31, 2018

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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.

We are excited to co-sponsor this event. 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.

Two Pick-up Locations to Choose From:

Buffalo: City of Buffalo Engineering Garage, 1120 Seneca Street, Buffalo

Tonawanda: Erie County Highway Garage, 1870 Military Road, Tonawanda, (enter from Military Road)

Pick up date: June 10, 2018; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Pick up time: based on last names:

A-G    9:00 - 10:30

H-P    10:45  -  12:15

Q-Z    12:30 - 2:00

Store Hours


9:00 — 2:00 PM