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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

2022 Online Sale

To help enable residents to participate in the sustainable practices of home composting and rainwater reuse, Baltimore County will be hosting an online pre-order sale for compost bins and rain barrels. This sale will be limited to residents of Baltimore County and City only.

Residents will be able to order products online from Tuesday, February 1 through Thursday, March 31. The following prices include tax:

  • Compost bins—$55 each
  • Rain barrels—$65 each
  • Flat rate delivery charge—$25

All orders will be delivered directly to residents’ homes between March 15 and April 30. The delivery agents will follow social distancing protocols, and orders will be delivered to each resident’s driveway or front door.

New this year, Baltimore County will now allow some food scraps to be used in backyard composting. Visit the County’s composting page for more information and to see a list of prohibited food items.

Notification of Future Events

Subscribers to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's email list at will be notified of future compost bin and rain barrel sales. Residents subscribed to the list will also receive the Bureau's monthly e-newsletter, The Resource.

About Composting

Did you know that yard trimmings account for more than 13 percent of household waste? Composting at home can greatly reduce the amount of this material set out for collection. This is a big help for the environment (reduces pollution from collection truck activity) and the County's bottom line (reduces yard materials processing costs).

About Reusing Rainwater

Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Collecting and reusing rainwater is a great way to help the environment and your garden because rainwater is free from chlorine and other water treatment chemicals. Using a rain barrel reduces water pollution that can at times be caused by stormwater runoff.

Revised January 20, 2022         


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