Welcome to the Fall 2022 Troy Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!

We're excited to offer our Fall 2022 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and allows you to make your own compost! Rain Barrels reduce water costs, keeps our water clean and provides a natural source of water for plants and gardens all while reducing the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drains.

Please explore our site to see what is being offered at this community sale. Because we are purchasing in bulk, we are able offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices.

Orders must be placed by Wednesday, October 5th & picked up on Saturday, October 8th at Troy Department of Public Works, 3118 7th Ave. Troy, NY 12180.

An email with pickup slots will be sent one week before October 8th.

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Why Compost?

Food waste accounts for 30% of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to help build soil and do anything positive for the environment.

We want to encourage backyard composting so  everyone can enjoy the benefits of high-quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the need for toxic pesticides, improving water quality, and protecting the environment.

Want to learn more? Check out this cool video:

Recycling

“Composting reduces waste, helps to prevent weeds and strengthens the community by building the soil where we grow our food, take walks and raise families!”

Renee Panetta
Recycling Coordinator

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

City of Troy

Rain barrels capture water that hasn’t soaked into the ground after storms. If this water soaks into the ground and is not collected, the run-off can transport many poisons to our local rivers and streams. By using rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, plants, and more, you save water. Rainwater is much better than tap water for plants and the soil, since it can reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides or chemicals.