The 2024 NVCOG Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale is here! 

This spring, our sale offers quality composters, rain barrels, and accessories at reduced prices to residents of the Naugatuck Valley Region.  Backyard composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and allows you to make your own compost!  

Pre-order now through May 2, 2024, for pick up on Saturday, May 4, 2024, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Seymour Community Center, 20 Pine Street, Seymour. Items will be available for pick-up ONLY.

Pick-Up Information

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Seymour Community Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

The Earth Machine is a lightweight and easy-to-assemble conical composter and is reduced to $69.95. The Systern Rain Barrel is a 55-gallon barrel with mosquito mesh and drain spigot, it is available in two colors and is reduced to $79.95. Tumbling composters, worm bins, and many more options are also available. Read why you should own these products below. 

Please be sure to pick up your order or send someone in your place. Unclaimed products will be donated to a local community garden program. The Earth Machine composter will be 33 inches tall by 33 inches wide once constructed. It comes in three pieces to easily fit in your vehicle. The Systern rain barrel is 35 inches tall by 31 inches wide. It comes as one piece but still fits into the backseat of a sedan.  Orders must be purchased through the online store by May 2, 2024.

If you go to the main Connecticut Composter Sale page, click on “NVCOG” in the list of locations.

Printable Flyer: 2023 Composter & Rain Barrel Sale

Questions? Email or call 203-489-0366.

Happy Composting and Rainwater Harvesting! 

Why Compost?

Earth Machine composter
Earth Machine composter

Organic materials are highly recyclable and should be thought of as a resource, not a waste. The goal of this program is to raise public awareness of composting at home and the benefits of using compost to reduce our waste footprint and help improve or maintain high-quality soil.

Composting kitchen food scraps and yard trimmings at home, and leaving grass clippings on the lawn, can reduce the volume of garbage you generate by as much as 25%!  Composting recycles organic waste into a usable product right in your own 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.  Removing these materials from your regular trash collection also helps divert waste away from landfilling and waste to energy. A major benefit to composting is that you are helping your city or town reduce their disposal costs by reducing the amount of garbage being generated.

Want to Learn More?

We hosted a virtual composting workshop led by a UConn Master Composter and you can watch the recording on the NVCOG YouTube Channel.

Resources provided from the composting workshop:

A Beginner’s Guide to Composting

UConn: 104 Items You Can Compost

Composting Questions Answered

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Systern Rain barrel
Systern Rain Barrel 55-gallon

Collecting and using rainwater for outdoor use saves energy, helps conserve drinking water, and reduces stormwater runoff.

The treatment and delivery of public drinking water are expensive and energy-intensive. Public water supplies and private well water are limited resources that can be depleted. Using collected rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools can reduce the economic and environmental impact of water treatment and delivery and helps keep water in reservoirs and aquifers for when it is needed most.

Collecting rainwater also helps reduce stormwater runoff that can transport many pollutants to our local waterways and cause erosion. From a gardening perspective, rainwater is better for plants than most tap water because it does not contain chlorine or fluoride. Water collected in rain barrels should not be used to drink or bathe and rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months. 

Any questions can be directed to or call 203-489-0366.

Disclaimer: NVCOG 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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