City of Houston

Houston Public Works

Semi-Annual Rain Barrel & Compost Bin

Truckload Sale

Spring 2021 is coming next.

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      • Classic Black 50 gallon Ivy Rain Barrel - $72.00 
        • 65 gallon backyard compost bin - $67.00

      5% of your purchase will go to the Green Building Resource Center.

      Click here to let us know how you heard about the sale


      Deadline for place online orders is Sun., Oct. 4th at 11pm.

      Next Pickup:

      Saturday, May 2021 (Stay tuned for exact date)

      10am to 12pm



      Houston Permitting Center

      1002 Washington

      Houston, Texas 77002


      Questions about picking up:
      How do I purchase?  Choose the item below and  click the Buy Now button, enter the number of items you would like to purchase and then pay by credit card. To order more than one product click the item, click "Buy Now" choose the of number of items you would like then click the continue shopping button to add a new item and click "Buy Now" again.

      What if I can not pick up my rain barrel(s) on event day?  We can not guarantee holding your items for a later pick up. You can have a friend or neighbor pick up for you as long as they have your name, receipt and/or order #.

      How do I set up the rain barrel? You can view more information below as well as watch our assembly and installation video.

      Please note you will pick up your items at the event listed above, they will NOT be shipped to you. 
      When placing your order you only need to fill in a Billing Address that matches your credit card billing statement.

      Please print off your confirmation email and bring it to the pick up event. 

      **Click here to Download form to pay by mail**

      • 50 Gallon Rain Barrel - Pickup Sat., Oct. 10th/ 10am to 12pm Sold Out!

      Retail Price $129.00

      The Ivy rain barrel comes with everything you need to assemble, collect, and use rain water. Barrels can easily be daisy chained with no added cost. All components included, even a 6’ long overflow hose!

        Daisy chain 2 or more.  Easy to get home. 

        Click here for more info: 65 gallon compost bin

      Ivy's Best In Class Features



      100% recycled. Dark in color to prevent algae growth.
      Overflow and Locking Lid

      Overflow and Locking Lid

      Large overflow hose included to divert excess water. Ivy comes with two ports to easily link two or more.
      Screened Inlet

      Screened Inlet

      Filters debris and protects against mosquito breeding. Ring pops out for cleaning screen.
      Lower Port

      Lower Port

      3/4" HDPE ball valve easily connects to garden hose. Fully drains to prevent stagnate water.
      Link Two

      Link Two

      Use existing overflow hose to connect two or more barrels.

      Ivy provides a new era of design innovation at an economical price. All parts are included for simple installation.

      • Made in the USA using 100% recycled materials!
      • 50-gallon capacity – perfect for homeowners
      • Locking child-proof lid, stable when full, mosquito resistant
      • Two overflow ports and screened inlet (best in class!)
      • 3/4" ball valve connects to garden hose
      • Gravity fed—no pumps required
      • Easily transport up to three Ivy barrels in a mid-size sedan
      • Dimensions 42.5"H x 22"D
      • Installation instructions
      • Link multiple Ivy barrels using overflow hose (included)
      • Maintenance will be needed
      • 2 Year warranty

      Top Four Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

        • Protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
        • Use rainwater to grow healthy and lush plants
        • Supplement your water supply
        • Rainwater is a free resource that's easy to harvest and use!

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