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No, the barrels are composed of high-quality, food-grade HDPE and were previously used to ship food to the US from trade partners. The barrels may have scuff marks from shipping and handling, but each barrel is inspected to ensure the structural integrity of the barrel is not compromised. The barrels are then cleaned and outfitted with brand new fittings and screens. Although the barrel interior is cleaned with a pH-neutral soap, there may still be residual odors of the commodities originally shipped in the barrels, such as olives and pickles. The odors will dissipate over time, but until then, you may crave pizza when you're around your new rain barrel! The barrel shapes will also vary depending on what barrels are available during the ordering period.
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Yes, the rain barrels come with a 1-year warranty on the material and workmanship. The warranty is voided if the rain barrel is not properly winterized prior to a freeze event.
No, it doesn’t matter where you live in the OKC metro. You may place your order with any of the participating municipalities depending on which date(s) and pick-up location is more convenient for you.
No, it is not illegal in Oklahoma, it is actually encouraged.
No, there is no charge or additional fee for homeowners to use rain barrels to catch and reuse rain water.
Yes! The City of Edmond has a rain barrel on permanent display in the 1st floor lobby of the Planning & Public Works Building at 10 S Littler Ave. If you have questions about the program after looking at the rain barrel, please go upstairs to the Engineering Department on the 2nd floor to speak with the Event Coordinator, Jordan Peebles.
Access Edmond’s online order page using the link found at www.edmondok.com/rainbarrels. Once you’ve selected an item you want to purchase, click the "Add to Cart" button. When you’re ready to check out, view your “Cart” and select “Proceed to Checkout”. You may choose to pay with either your PayPal account or by credit card through PayPal’s Guest Checkout. To pay by check or money order, print off the mail-in order form, fill it out and mail it to Upcycle Products at P.O. Box 315, Channahon, IL 60410.
if you order a rain barrel, compost bin, or barrel pedestal, you will be required to pick up those items during the event; however, the smaller accessories will be shipped directly to your home, so a correct shipping address is required.
A phone number is necessary so that the City of Edmond has a quick contact method should a homeowner forget to pick up their order on the day of the event. The phone number provided during checkout will only be used to arrange a new pick-up time, and will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
If you order a rain barrel, compost bin, or barrel pedestal, you will be required to pick up those items during the event; however, Upcycle Products will ship the smaller accessories directly to your home.
Additional OKC municipalities are also participating in this regional event and you may place an order through one of their programs, but you will have to pick up your order at their facility during their scheduled event. Visit Upcycle’s webpage to find information on the other municipal events.
Yes! You can still reap the benefits of owning a rain barrel without gutters. Walk around your home during a rain event and observe where rain water drips from your roof line. Remember the area where you see the most drainage and place your rain barrel under that spot. Adding a “rain chain” under the roof crease in that location will help to divert the rain directly into your rain barrel.
No, each homeowner will be responsible for installing their new rain barrel.