Composting Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

The City’s 2nd Annual Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Sale is underway! This program helps highlight composting and food waste reduction in the Collar City, part of the City’s efforts to promote sustainable practices and divert compostable items away from local landfills.

Backyard composter bins, rain barrels, and other equipment to begin composting at home are currently available for purchase at a discounted price. The program is open to the public, including non-City residents. All orders must be completed online by Wednesday, May 5th.

For a full list of available items, visit 

For more information on this program, call 800-842-0527, or contact Renee Panetta, City Recycling Coordinator, at [email protected]

The City of Troy does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the items 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.

Why Compost?

Over 60 billion pounds of organic material—approximately 30% of household waste—ends up in landfills each year. This disposal method does not allow the organic matter to decompose naturally and takes up space in landfills that are rapidly reaching capacity.

Homeowners who compost help extend the life of local landfills by diverting organic materials. Composting also helps reduce the cost of household garbage collection. Additionally, composting allows homeowners to take advantage of the nutrients that naturally occur in organic materials by using it as a soil amendment for their gardens.