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​Rain Barrels for Sale

Kane County's Annual Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Program and Pickup Event Returns for a Limited Time!​​​ Rain barrel illustration Rain Barrel Collecting Water

What: In partnership with The Conservation Foundation Kane County is selling Rain Barrels and Compost Bins with Upcycle Products (pre-orders only). Kane County will host a pickup event for residents to pickup their purchases.

When: May 5th, 2022 from 2-6pm

Where: Creek Bend Nature Center, LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL 60175

Pre-Order Link: https://upcycle-products.com/il-programs/kc/

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*ORDER BY MAY 2*

Home Delivery:  Home delivery through the Pre-Order link will begin May 2 when the pick-up event ordering ends.  If you would like to order for home delivery now, please go to The Conservation Foundation website's rain barrel page.  The home delivery fee is $18.50.

Cost:

  • ​Upcycle 50 Gallon Rain Barrel $59.50
  • Upcycle 55 Gallon Rain Barrel $64.50
  • Earth Machine Composter $72.50 (LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE)
  • Upcycle Stationary Composter $69.50  


Other products and accessories at the Pre-Order Link (taxes calculated at checkout)

Webinar: Join us on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm for a webinar with The Conservation Foundation and Kane County! We will be hosting a zoom webinar to answer your questions about the program, products and pick up event.

Please register for the webinar here.

The webinar speakers will be:

  • Jim Kleinwachter, who has served as the Conservation@Home program manager at The Conservation Foundation for 18 years, will discuss how home landscaping impacts the larger environment, simple changes that homeowners can take to be more environmentally friendly, and programs available throughRain Barrel Flyer 2022 Image TCF to help.
  • Clair Ryan, Kane County's brand new Recycling Coordinator, will give her first public presentation for the County on the benefits of composting and some do's and don'ts for getting started.
  • Ivy Klee, Kane County's Resource Management Coordinator will discuss some stormwater basics and how homeowners can help slow the flow of rain water to our local creeks and streams by installing a simple rain barrel.


​All will be available to answer questions as well!

No purchase through the bins & barrels sale is necessary to attend! Again, register here to attend on April 14th. We will post the webinar recording on this page when it's available.

More info on Rain Barrels:

Visit this guide or watch this video for easy installation tips.

Check out KC Recycles page for more info on Compost Bins.