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Rain Barrel Sale and Free Tree Giveaway

The 2017 Rain Barrel Sale and Free Tree Giveaway is Saturday, June 17 at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (240 St. Paul St. W.) from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out).

The cost per barrel is $40. Cash only.

Rain barrels will be available on a first come, first served basis. Proof of St. Catharines residency is required, and each household is limited to two rain barrels.

Free trees

St. Catharines residents can help themselves to a free tree to plant on their own property. Residents are not required to purchase a rain barrel to collect a free tree, but are welcome to do so if they choose.

Forestry experts from the City will be available to answers questions. Proof of St. Catharines' residency is required (such as a driver's license), and each household is limited to one tree.

Rain Barrel Disposal

rain barrelIf your rain barrel is damaged your have two options for disposing of it

  1. Recycle your Rain Barrel
    Rain barrels can be dropped off at:
    The Recycling Centre
    5030 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls
    Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Rain barrels are too large to be collected at the curb for recycling.
  2. Curb Side Collection - Garbage
    • Rain Barrels can be placed at your curb side for pick-up, so long as it is booked as a Large Item Pick-up.
    • Call Emterra Environmental
      905.227.7771 (Toll-free: 1.855.227.7771)
    • Simply call at least two working days before your regular garbage collection day to make arrangements.

Rain Barrel Issues?

If you have an issue with your rain barrel purchased at the City's rain barrel sale please contact the manufacture below:

Forest City Models and Patterns Ltd.
1020 Elias Street, London, ON N5W 3P6
csr@fcmponline.com
Phone: 519.858.5795
Fax: 519.858.9196

Why you should get a rain barrel:

  • Reduce water pollution by keeping rain water out of the sewers.
  • Reduce the amount of bacteria, oils, grease and other pollutants from getting into local waterways.
  • In areas with combined sewer overflow systems, the redirection of downspouts into the rain barrels diverts excess water from wastewater treatment plants.
  • Rain barrels are ideal for plants. Rainwater naturally doesn't contain mineral, chlorine and other chemicals so it will help your plants thrive.
  • Reduce peak water demand. Reducing the amount of treated municipal water used outdoors lowers the peak water demand during the summer months.
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