Mayor Announces Final Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Sale of 2022

Mayor Announces Final Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Sale of 2022

TROY, NY (August 5, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the City of Troy’s final Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Sale for 2022 to promote composting and food waste reduction. The program offers backyard composter bins, rain barrels, and other equipment for purchase at a discounted price to help Troy residents compost at home. 

The city has partnered with BrandBuilders LLC for this program, part of the administration’s efforts to encourage sustainable practices and keep food scraps and compostable items from local landfills. All orders must be completed online by Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. 

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Mayor Madden said, “Food waste accounts for 30% of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, a huge volume of material that can be diverted for more beneficial uses in our community. By composting at home, residents can use food scraps to create healthier, stronger soil for gardens and green spaces. I encourage Troy families to explore available composting and rainwater collection opportunities for their home through the annual equipment sale program.”

Deputy Mayor Chris Nolin said, “Composting offers many benefits for local families looking to reduce their environmental footprint and limit food waste. Troy residents interested in home composting are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable opportunity and help us build a greener, more sustainable community for today and the future.”

Benefits of Composting

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.

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.

Pickup Location and Details

Equipment orders can be picked up at the Troy Department of Public Works, located at 3118 7thAvenue on Saturday, October 8th.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, all purchasers will be assigned a pickup time via email. Please check your spam or junk folders a week before the pickup date.

The City of Troy does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the compost bins or other equipment offered for sale by BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC.

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


Press Contact: 
John Salka, Communications Director
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131

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