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Welcome to the Spring 2024 Glastonbury Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!

The Town of Glastonbury is excited to offer its Spring 2024 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and allows you to make your own compost! Rain Barrels reduce water costs, keep our water clean, and provide a natural source of water for plants and gardens all while reducing the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drains.

Through the Town's partnership with BrandBuilders, LLC, the Town is able to offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices. Please explore this site to see what items are available as part of this annual community sale.

Orders must be placed by May 2nd and picked up at the Academy Parking Lot, 2149 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033 on May 4th between 8am to 10am.

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Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens.

We want to encourage backyard composting so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of improving or maintaining high-quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality, and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone.

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Organic waste accounts for approximately 30% of Glastonbury's Household Trash. By composting this waste, community members can generate a valuable soil amendment product for lawn care and gardening activities while reducing overall community refuse tonnage, increasing the recycling rate, and saving tax dollars. With that in mind, this program has been organized to provide a convenient opportunity for residents to implement composting practices in their homes. The program is also designed to increase public awareness of home composting options and the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil.

As a Silver Certified community through the Sustainable CT program, Glastonbury is continuously working to achieve a 60% recycling and waste diversion goal by 2024. Backyard Composting recycles organic wastes into a usable product directly in the composter's backyard! By adding compost to your gardens and lawns, you can conserve water, grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, and protect the environment.

Mike Manfre
Glastonbury Superintendent of Sanitation

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Why Compost

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways as well as cause erosion. By collecting rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and 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 city tap water, which contains chlorine and fluoride. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Rain barrel water should not be used to drink or bathe. And rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.

Pick-up Date & Location

YOUR ORDER MUST BE PICKED UP ON May 4th between 8am to 10am:

  • The Academy Parking Lot, 2149 Main St | Glastonbury, CT

Glastonbury does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the compost bins and rain barrels offered for sale by BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchasers must direct any questions, claims, or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchases that are not picked up at the scheduled pick-up date may be donated and used for educational purposes.

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The benefits include growing healthy plants, improving water quality, protecting the environment, and more!

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