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2024 Rain Barrel and Composter Sales

Composting and using a rain barrel are two great ways to help the environment in your own backyard. The Town of North Hempstead provides compost bins and rain barrels at a discount to Town residents.  

Composting involves the breaking down of yard and kitchen waste into a nutrient rich soil amendment. It provides many benefits including reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or combustion facilities, providing valuable plant nutrients, improving soil structure, adding beneficial soil organisms, suppressing plant diseases, reducing the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and helping to prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

Rain barrels are containers that collect rainwater from roofs that can be used for irrigation of lawns and gardens. One of their main benefits is conserving water that comes from Long Island’s underground aquifers, which provide 100% of Long Island’s potable water. They also allow users to save money and reduce stormwater pollution.

This year the Town is working in collaboration with BrandBuilders on its rain barrel and composter sale program. BrandBuilders partners with municipalities to provide these items to residents at reduced prices. Residents must place their order through the following website:


Orders must be placed by Thursday, June 20

Orders must be picked up:

Friday, June 21 from 10 AM to 3 PM OR

Saturday, June 22 from 10 AM to 1 PM

Pickup Location: North Hempstead Beach Park (175 West Shore Road, Port Washington) in North Lot near the administration building, adjacent to the ballfield. Please notify the gate attendant that you are there for the pickup so you will not be charged an entrance fee.

Compost Bin Model: Earth Machine- $65 (plus tax and credit fee)- 80 gallon capacity, made with 50% recycled plastic, snap together construction

Rain Barrel Model: Green Systern- $65 (plus tax and credit fee)- 55 gallon capacity, includes overflow hose, spigot, mesh lid

Additional accessories for purchase: compost turner, kitchen scrap container, rodent screen for compost bin (info and pricing on order page)

Any questions or issues with orders and about the products themselves should be directed to the phone number or email on the sale website (Phone: 234-compost; email: Jeff@compostersale.com)

Sales are for North Hempstead residents only. If you are unsure as to what Town you reside in please contact sustain@northhempsteadny.gov or call 516-869-6311.

You must show ID (license or utility bill/cell phone bill) that displays your address when picking up the rain barrel and/or composter.