The annual Rain Barrel and Composter Sale is going on now!
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 collected 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.
Composting yard trimmings and food scraps 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 contact Erie County DEP at 716-858-2521 if you have any questions. https://eriecompostersale.ecwid.com/
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. Di...