Montgomery County Backyard Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

Montgomery County is excited to offer area residents discounted Compost Bins & Rain Barrels.  This offer ends June 2nd with a pick-up to be held on Saturday June 5th in Bridgeport and Abington.  Times and addresses for this 1-day event can be found at the bottom of this store. Happy Composting!  

Why Compost?

Organic waste comprises 30 percent of the household trash going into landfills and incinerators, where it has little 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.

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways as well as cause erosion. By collecting rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than city tap water, which contains chlorine and fluoride. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Rain barrel water should not be used to drink or bathe. And rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.  

Pick up Date & location

There will be only 1 pick-up date - Saturday June 5th.

9am-11am pickup:

Bridgeport Borough Hall, 63 West Fourth Street, Bridgeport, PA (park at Borough Hall then walk across Mill Street to the municipal garage behind the Bridgeport post office.)

*If you cannot attend the event, call 610-313-3138 or email dlang@bridgeportborough.org to make arrangements with the Borough to pick up your unit.

1pm-3pm pickup:

Abington Township Public Works Facility, 2201 Florey Lane, Abington, PA

*If you cannot attend the pick-up event, call 267-536-1032 or email lerkert@AbingtonPA.gov to make arrangements with the Township to pick up your order.

*PLEASE READ: Units not picked up by 6/25/21 will be donated.

Pick-Up Date

Saturday June 5th