The NVCOG Composter & Rain Barrel sale is now closed.

For those who ordered, we’ll see you on Saturday June 19th for pick up! If you need to arrange for an alternative pick up time or if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for our next sale, please email compostersale@nvcogct.gov.

The store is closed for maintenance

Why Compost?

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?  

Check out this resource about what CAN or SHOULD NOT go into your compost bin.

Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of compost.

Have questions after watching? Contact us for answers!   

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 is 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 rain water also helps reduce storm water 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. 

Pick-up Date, Time & Location

You have 2 pick up options on Saturday, June 19th: 

1.  Between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire

2. Between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM at the Southbury Parks and Recreation Department, 561 Main Street South, Southbury

Please be sure you pick up your order, or send someone in your place, as we have very limited storage space. Unclaimed products will be donated to a local community garden program. 

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.