How do I winterize my rain barrel?
You do not need to remove the fittings for winter. Upcycle uses plastic fittings because brass and steel do not interface well with plastic barrels. These items expand and contract at a different rate, which is the major cause of other manufacturer’s barrels leaking in a short period of time. The only thing you need to do to prepare for the winter season is to drain all the water out of the barrel, remove any hoses, remove the linking fitting cap, and open the ball valve. If the barrel fills with water and freezes, the barrel will crack and void Upcycle’s one year warranty.

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1. What features are included with the rain barrels?
2. What does the term Upcycle mean?
3. Are these barrels brand new?
4. Is a warranty offered with a rain barrel purchase?
5. Do I need to be a resident of Edmond to place an order?
6. Is it illegal in Oklahoma to catch rain water?
7. Does the City of Edmond charge homeowners for catching rain water?
8. How do I purchase an item(s)?
9. Why is my shipping address required during online checkout? Don’t I have to pick up my purchase during the event?
10. Why is my phone number requested during online checkout?
11. I am having trouble placing an online order. Who do I call?
12. Can my order be shipped directly to me?
13. Can I reserve a rain barrel online and pay for it during the event?
14. Will there be extra rain barrels and composters available for purchase the day of the event?
15. What if I am not able to pick up my order the day(s) of the event?
16. What can I do if I miss the order deadlines?
17. Will the rain barrel and compost bin fit in my car?
18. What are the dimensions of the rain barrel?
19. Does my Homeowner's Association (HOA) allow rain barrels?
20. Where is the best place to put my rain barrel?
21. My home does not have a gutter system. Can I still use a rain barrel?
22. How do I install my rain barrel?
23. Will the City of Edmond assist with the installation of my new rain barrel?
24. Do I need to elevate my rain barrel?
25. What do I need to know about maintaining my rain barrel?
26. What are effective ways to prevent algae/mold growth in rain barrels?
27. How do I winterize my rain barrel?
28. What about mosquitoes?
29. What if I do not use all of the stored rainwater after a storm?