Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Distribution Event
For the 8th year in a row, the City of Edmond is partnering with the Central Oklahoma Stormwater Alliance (COSWA) member cities of Bethany, Choctaw, Norman, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Yukon in a regional effort to encourage Oklahoma residents to conserve water, reduce water pollution, improve air quality, and divert waste from landfills by using rain barrels and compost bins.
To place your order online or print a mail-in order form for pickup in the City of Edmond, please use the link below:
For details on other COSWA rain barrel sale events in the OKC metro:
For photos and descriptions of the available products, please visit the individual product webpages:
|Saturday March 25, 2023||8:00am - 12:00pm||City of Edmond Cross Timbers Municipal Complex (2012 Old Timbers Drive)
Event Pick-up Route Map: Please download here.
Care & Use Guides and Assembly Instructions:
- Rain Barrel Care & Use Guide
- Rain Barrel Q&A
- Tumbling Composter Bin Assembly Instructions
- Diverter Kit Assembly Instructions
- Composting Brochure - Learn about the benefits of compost, the differences between a stationary compost bin and a tumbling compost bin, what materials to include and exclude from your compost, and troubleshooting tips and tricks.
Stationary & Tumbling Compost Bin Features:The slideshow below highlights the major features of the stationary & tumbling compost bin options.
Small-scale composting diverts food scraps and yard waste, which compose 20-30% of what we throw away, from landfills. The finished compost can then be applied to your lawn and gardens as a nonchemical fertilizer and will improve the soil's structure and water retention, and grow healthier, disease-resistant plants. An additional benefit is that organics recycled in a backyard compost bin have a lower impact on our environment than if the materials were dumped in a landfill. The methane produced by organic material breaking down in a landfill is a contributor to global climate change.
Rain Barrel Features:The slideshow below highlights the major features of a 55-gal rain barrel; however, if you are interested in viewing a rain barrel in person before placing an order, a rain barrel is on permanent display in the 1st floor lobby of the Planning & Public Works building at 10 S Littler Ave.
Rain barrels are a simple, efficient, and low-cost method to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff leaving your property by collecting the water draining from your home's gutter system. The stored water can then be used to water your lawn and gardens, rinse garden tools, or even wash your car! Using a rain barrel during the summer months may also reduce your utility bill by easing your reliance on City water.
Rain Barrels 101 Training Video:
The University of Oklahoma's Water Survey (OWS) and the Central Oklahoma Stormwater Alliance (COSWA) have created a YouTube video of their Rain Barrel 101 Workshop for homeowners. Please join community volunteer, Amanda Nairn, as she walks you through the ins-and-outs of owning a rain barrel, including installation and maintenance, and the many benefits rain barrels can provide to your home and community!