Rain Barrels

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale
The Recycling Association of Minnesota is selling rain barrels ($74) and compost bins ($59) from now until early April 30.  The 1st 300 Ramsey County residents can receive an additional $20 off a compost bin. Simply pre-order online at Recycling Association of Minnesota.  Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrel or compost bin on April 30, 2016, at the Ramsey County Parks Facility (1905 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood).

Why Rain Barrels?
  • Conserve water
  • Improve the health of lawns and gardens
  • Rainwater is naturally soft
  • Save money
  • Storm water management/erosion control
Rain Barrel Basics
  • Select a location to place your rain barrel, such as under a gutter or drainspout.
  • Choose a rain barrel that fits your storage and aesthetic needs. Rain barrels come in a wide array of sizes and colors.
  • Now its time to install your rain barrel taking care to make sure that the barrel is located on a stable base and that location that will not flood the house if there is a substantial amount of rain.
  • Use with a soaker hose around trees, shrubs, gardens and plantings or use it to fill up watering cans for potted plants.
  • Do not use rain water for human or pet consumption.