The Glastonbury Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale is now closed.

For those who ordered pick up is one day only, Saturday, April 10th from 10am to 12 noon in the parking lot behind the Academy Building.  There will be items for sale in case you missed the cut-off date. COVID-19 regulations apply. 

Why Compost?

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.

Organic waste accounts for approximately 30% of Glastonbury’s Household Trash. By composting this waste, community members can generate a valuable soil amendment product for lawn care and gardening activities while reducing overall community refuse tonnage, increasing the recycling rate, and saving tax dollars. With that in mind, this program has been organized to provide a convenient opportunity for residents to implement composting practices in their homes. The program is also designed to increase public awareness of home composting options and the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil.

As a Silver Certified community through the Sustainable CT program, Glastonbury is continuously working to achieve a 60% recycling and waste diversion goal by 2024. Backyard Composting recycles organic wastes into a usable product directly in the composter’s backyard! By adding compost to your gardens and lawns, you can conserve water, grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, and protect the environment.

Michael Bisi
Glastonbury Superintendent of Sanitation

Why Use A Rain Barrel?

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels:

1. Reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can cause erosion and transport pollutants to local waterways

2. Conserve Water – Collect rain water to water your lawn/garden or wash patio furniture and gardening tools

3. Minimize or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers as rain water contains natural nutrients

Please note, rain barrel water should NOT be used to drink or bathe in and barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.

Pick up Date, Time & Location

April 10, 2021 Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Pickup Event

When at home:

· Make sure that you bring your face mask with you.

·Bring your printed receipt that details purchase and confirms payment.

·Please do not bring passengers or pets to event, drivers only.

· If picking up for other people, please supply verification information about them (a piece of mail with their name and address).

At the collection:

·Don’t get out of vehicle.

· Put on mask and close all other windows before you reach the staff working the event.

· Pass printed receipt through slightly open driver’s side window to staff.

·Staff will load items in vehicle, keeping socially distant.

·Thank-you for doing your part for the environment and Happy Composting! 

Your order must be picked up at the Academy parking lot, 2143 Main Street on Saturday, April 10th between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 Noon.

Academy parking lot, 2143 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033

2143 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033



10:00 am — 12:00 Noon