The 2023 NVCOG Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale has closed.
NVCOG offers quality composters, rain barrels, and accessories at reduced prices to residents of the Naugatuck Valley Region. Composting aids in waste stream diversion and in the reduction of municipal solid waste disposal fees.
If you missed this year’s sale and would like to take advantage of great savings next year, sign up to be on the waitlist and we will let you know when the sale is open.
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:
Why Use a Rain Barrel?
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.
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.