NVCOG Executive Director Rick Dunne (left) and Sustainable CT Fellow Adrian Huq (right) distribute compost bins at last year’s Composter and Rain Barrel Sale in Southbury.

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is offering backyard composters, rain barrels, and related accessories at wholesale prices to residents of the Naugatuck Valley Region. Residents can place orders at the NVCOG online store ( through Thursday, May 19th for pickup at one of two locations on Saturday, May 21st:

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Seymour Community Center, 20 Pine Street, Seymour  

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Bethlehem Fire Department, 26 Main Street South, Bethlehem

Backyard composters will help residents turn food and yard waste into valuable compost perfect for amending soil for vegetables, flowers, or lawns. Rain barrels can provide a reliable source of chemical free water for outdoor uses like watering lawns and gardens.

In providing these products at affordable prices and promoting their use to residents, NVCOG strives to help communities reduce the volume and cost of municipal solid waste, keep organic waste out of landfills and conserve drinking water by providing an alternative water source for outdoor needs.

Last year 124 composting units were sold, diverting up to 62,000 pounds of organics from landfills and trash burning plants. The 110 55-gallon rain barrels sold also represent a significant conservation of water resources.

Click here to view the flyer.


Desira Blanchard
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments