Erie County, in partnership with the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, is excited to again offer area residents discounted Compost Bins & Rain Barrels at our Spring 2021 sale. Orders must be placed by May 8th• Pick-up date/time and location are options to select as items are added to your order. Directions to each site, and the date/time pick up options, are listed at the bottom of this page. Happy Earth Day!
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 7 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, May 19th, 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 20th, 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 22nd, 8:30 am - 11:30 am