The City of Troy Backyard Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale is now closed.

If you missed the sale, and would like to be placed on a waiting list for the next event, send a note to

For those who did order remember your pickup date is Saturday May 8th, 2021.  Due to COVID restrictions, a time will be assigned to you in advance of pickup day.

Join us for our annual compost bin and rain barrel sale. All items must be pre-ordered by May 5th and MUST be picked up on May 8th, at a pre-assigned time.

We look forward to seeing you then!


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

“Composting substantially reduces landfill waste, enriches the soil, holds soil moisture (saving water by 25-30%!), helps prevent erosion, suppresses weed growth, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and offers a variety of other benefits. Healthy soils grow healthy food and plants!”

Renee Panetta
Recycling Coordinator


There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, 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 tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.


Pickup of composters and rain-barrels will be at 2 East Industrial Parkway, at the Troy Resource Management Facility (directly across from the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility. The City of Troy, NY does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the compost bins 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 nd used for educational purposes

Pick-Up Hours To Be Announced