Welcome to the Erie/Niagara County Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale!

You are eligible for 75% off the price of rain barrels only if you live in the following municipalities: Cheektowaga, Grand Island, City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Sloan, Niagara Falls, and Village of Lewiston. Funded by a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Limit 2 per household.

Pick-Up Details: 

Erie County Highway Garage
1870 Military Rd. at Ensminger Rd. (northwest corner)
Tonawanda, NY 14150 

Monday, October 16th, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 28th, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Composting in the news

Celebrating 30 Years


“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.”

Vaishali Reberholt
Chair, Western New York Stormwater Coalition

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Why Compost

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.