Conservation@Home Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

The Conservation Foundation and Kane County are excited to partner for this Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale.

Composting is a great way to create rich, healthy soil for your flowers

and vegetables while keeping organic waste out of the landfills.

Rain Barrels collect rain water from your roofs which you can use

for potted plants and in your garden during dry spells.

Plants grow much better with rain water than with treated tap water.

Pre-order now and pick-up your order

Tuesday,  May 18, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Kane County

Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve

37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL


The store is closed for maintenance

Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our landfills and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens. Want to learn more? Check out this cool video.

“Partnerships like this are the way of the future! We are happy to be working with The Conservation Foundation on getting these affordable bins and barrels out to community members!”

Jennifer Jarland
Kane County Recycling Coordinator

“TCF is about creating community partnerships and programs. We want to help people bring rain barrels and composters to where they live and work to help create healthier, more vibrant communities and neighborhoods.”

Brook McDonald
President/CEO, The Conservation Foundation

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from roofs that would otherwise be lost as runoff. The 55-gallon Upcycle Products Inc. rain barrels sold through The Conservation Foundation are modern food-grade barrels and are sealed and safe around children. They are repurposed, recycled, and recyclable, and come equipped with spigots, screens to prevent mosquito breeding, and overflow valves.

Setup is easy by diverting water from your downspout to fill the rain barrel. A hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars, windows, and even pets.

About 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. The Conservation Foundation partners with local communities every spring to sell rain barrels to homeowners to help with water conservation. 

Pick-Up Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday May 18th, 2021 Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Pickup Event

When at home:

· Make sure that you bring your face mask with you.

·Bring your printed receipt that details purchase and confirms payment.

·Please do not bring passengers or pets to event, drivers only.

· If picking up for other people, please supply verification information about them (a piece of mail with their name and address).

At the collection:

·Don’t get out of vehicle.

· Put on mask and close all other windows before you reach the staff working the event.

· Pass printed receipt through slightly open driver’s side window to staff.

·Staff will load items in vehicle, keeping socially distant.

·Thank-you for doing your part for the environment and Happy Composting! 

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve   37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles

Tuesday May 18th

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM