News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Edmond Partnership Offering Low-cost Rain Barrels & Composters to Residents

For the 5th year in a row, the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance (COSWA) member cities of Edmond, Yukon, Midwest City, Norman and Oklahoma City, are partnering with Upcycle Products Inc. in a regional effort to encourage Oklahoma residents to conserve water, reduce water pollution, improve air quality, and divert waste from landfills through the use of rain barrels and composters.

The partnership allows Upcycle Products to offer discounted rain barrels at $63.50 and composters at $59.50 or $125.00. To view Upcycle’s products and place an order for pick-up in Edmond, visit http://edmondok.com/rainbarrels. Online orders must be placed by Monday, March 22, 2020. All orders must be picked up Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8 am – 2 pm at the City of Edmond’s Cross Timbers Complex at 2012 Old Timbers Drive.

To help you properly install and maintain your new Upcycle rain barrel, Edmond has partnered with OU's Water Survey to provide two, FREE 30-minute workshops during our annual pick-up event. If you are interested in attending one of the two FREE workshops, please sign up at http://edmondok.com/rainbarrels.

Rain barrels are a simple, efficient, and low-cost method that reduce the amount of stormwater runoff leaving your property by collecting the water that drains from your home’s gutter system. The stored water can be used to water your lawn and gardens, wash your car or even the dog! Using a rain barrel during the summer months may help reduce your utility bill by easing your reliance on City water.

Small-scale composting diverts food scraps and yard waste, which compose 20-30% of what we throw away, from landfills. The finished compost can then be applied to your lawn and gardens as a nonchemical fertilizer and will improve the soil’s structure and water retention, and grow healthier, more disease-resistant plants. An additional benefit is that organics recycled in a backyard compost bin have a lower impact on our environment than they would if the materials were dumped in a landfill. The methane produced by organic material breaking down in a landfill is a contributor to global climate change.

For more information about this event, contact Jordan Peebles at (405) 359-4763 or jordan.peebles@edmondok.com.

###

Facebook Twitter Email