Biennial Compost Bin Sale

The Biennial Compost Bins & Rain Barrel sale is held in the spring, every-other year. The next sale will take place in the spring of 2025, though we do have a limited quantity of items for individual sale. You can also sign up for email alerts for the 2025 spring sale:




NRRA's Biennial Compost Bin Sale - Cooperative Purchasing

Through the NRRA biennial compost bin sale your community has the opportunity to take advantage of NRRA's cooperative purchasing and buy pallets or cases of common composting tools and rain barrels at cost! This is a great fundraising opportunity OR an ideal way to help your residents increase participation in composting at a reasonable price.  

Fundraising Note: Using the Biennial Compost Bin as a community fundraiser is a win-win! Even with fundraiser prices (an additional $4 to $12 over wholesale cost), pricing for all items is still below retail costs.   


Why Participate in NRRA's Compost Bin Sale? 

Food scraps are heavy, and therefore expensive to dispose of as municipal solid waste (MSW). Nationwide, food scraps comprise 24% by weight of the MSW going into our landfills and incinerators, which makes food scraps the largest single MSW material by weight that we landfill as a country (based on the Environmental Protection Agency's most recent data from 2018).


Here's how it works: Municipalities and groups are encouraged to sign up to purchase these composting products, which must be ordered in bulk, in full pallets. The goal for the participating group is to sell the products to your community, which can be at cost or advertised as a fundraiser. 

Start advertising your sale early to collect orders from members in the community. We encourage you to create your own posters and order forms to make is easy for your community members to request items from you. Advertise on your town website, social media, through your local school district, and post flyers at local businesses (are there any garden centers in your area you could ask?) If you need assistance with promotional materials, please contact

Once all final orders get placed, items will be direct-shipped to the shipping address you provide. Once delivered, items can get distributed to residents and community members!

Product Information:

Compost Bin

In 2018, approximately 146.1 million tons of MSW were landfilled, with food being the largest component at about 24% and yard waste at about 7%, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The use of backyard composting systems by residents can help divert this waste and while benefitting from fresh compost.

  • Easy snap together assembly
  • Twist locking lid
  • Harvest door, for easy compost removal
  • Vertical and horizontal ventilation
  • User guide, harvest door, lid and screws included
  • Made from recycled content; BPA free
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight
  • 10-year warranty
  • Unit dimensions when assembled: 33" diameter by 33" high
  • Weight: 15 lbs.; Volume: 10.5 cubic feet (80 gallons or 300 liters)


Kitchen Pail

The kitchen collector is designed for convenient kitchen food scrap collection and is a mess-free, odor free and easy-to-use food scrap pail that is easily transported from the counter to your outdoor organic collection or compost bin. Snap lid with double rim minimizes odors.

  • Compact design fits in cabinet, under sink or on countertop
  • Volume: 2 gallons or 7.20 liters
  • Unit dimensions 8.7” diameter by 8.5” high
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs.
  • Easy-tilt handle for one-hand transport
  • Hinged lid for easy opening
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA free
  • Made from recycled content


Compost Turner

Turns compost without resorting to the traditional back-breaking job of removing and reloading by shovel or pitchfork.  Simply plunge the tuner into the compost pile; as it is withdrawn, the heavy-duty blades open to aerate and turn the compost.  The long-handled turner is designed to aerate compost in the Earth Machine.

  • Designed for use with the Earth Machine
  • 34” long
  • Long, comfort grip handle for easy aerating
  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy, professional quality
  • Slender design makes for easy storage


Rain Barrels

Conserve municipal water supply and cut household water bills by up to 40% with backyard rain barrels. Rainwater, free from chlorine and water treatment chemicals, is an excellent water source for lawns, plants, and gardens.

  • Mosquito mesh keeps bugs and leaves out
  • Overflow hose can be linked to another SYSTERN or can be directed away from house
  • Contoured spigot; Easily accommodates existing downspouts
  • BPA free
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight
  • Made from recycled content
  • Unit dimensions 26” diameter by 34” high; Weight: 16 lbs.; Volume: 55 gallons or 208 liters
  • 5-year warranty