Welcome to the UCRRA Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!

We're excited to partner with Brand Builders LLC to offer our Annual Spring 2024 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce food scraps going to landfills and allows you to make your own compost! Rain Barrels reduce water costs, keep our water clean and provide a natural source of water for plants and gardens all while reducing the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drains.

Please explore our site to see what is being offered at this community sale. Since this is a bulk sale, compost bins, rain barrels, and accessories are offered at reduced prices.

Orders must be placed by Noon on May 16th and picked up ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, May 18th from 9AM-1PM at 999 Flatbush Road, Kingston NY 12401 (UCRRA Main Office)

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Why Compost?

Composting has many benefits! Backyard Composting is an easy and effective way to manage food scraps at home and improve your ecological footprint, all while making your own 'Gardener's Black Gold' to improve your garden soil quality. Food scraps make up 15% of the waste stream nationwide, and the largest component of landfilled waste (22%). When food is buried in a landfill, it creates Methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide. But when food scraps are managed by composting, they are transformed into a stable soil amendment called compost that has many horticultural uses and benefits!

Composting plays an important role in meeting our zero waste goals in Ulster County. By composting at home, families can help Grow Ulster Green by reducing the environmental pollution of wastes that can easily be recycled right in your own backyard!

Angelina Brandt
Director of Sustainability at UCRRA
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Composting is truly magical! Choose a system that works for you and watch your food scraps decompose into a beautiful, rich soil amendment!

Tanesia White
Recycling Educator

Some people may think that composting is complicated, expensive, or that it attracts animals and creates odors. These things can all be easily avoided! By learning the basics and a few simple tips and tricks, anyone can be successful at home composting.

Melinda France
Office Manager

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Why Compost

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways as well as cause erosion. By collecting rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than city tap water, which contains chlorine and fluoride. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Rain barrel water should not be used to drink or bathe. And rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.