Rain Barrel Raffle Winner

Congratulations to this year’s rain barrel raffle winner: David Eaton!!


And a huge thanks to everyone who came to see us at the H&G Show!




Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Distribution

Oklahoma receives an average rainfall of 36 inches per year. Rain barrels are a simple, eco-friendly way to store and use rain water captured by your roof’s gutter system. Rain barrels can save you money by providing free H2O to help water your lawn and garden, or even wash your car. A rain barrel distribution event is coming soon to your area. To place an order for a reasonably-priced rain barrel and accessories, visit http://www.upcyclerainbarrel.com


Don’t forget to visit us at the H&G Show in just 2 weeks!  We will have rain barrels and compost bins on display and you can even enter a raffle to win a rain barrel for free!!

Tapping Rainwater

Tap into rainwater by connecting your downspouts to a rain barrel.

Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to harvest rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting and storing rainwater for later use.  The collected rainwater can be used to supplement your irrigation, rinse garden tools, water flower beds, keep compost moist, etc.  In addition, it will reduce the amount of water settling around the foundation of your home.  However, the water should not be used for drinking, cooking, or bathing.  Rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff by capturing it as it leaves your roof. This can reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals that get washed into our lakes and streams. Reducing stormwater runoff can also reduce the stress on downstream stormwater management and treatment systems.

If you’re in the market for a rain barrel COSWA members are now accepting orders!  Orders can now be made online or over the phone (see below for more information).  Orders must be completed no later than the Sunday before the pickup date.  While you don’t necessarily have to be a resident of these cities to purchase rain barrels, you will have to pick up your rain barrel at the specified location.  For more information please refer to your city below:



Yukon, March 9-10

1035 Industrial Drive


(405) 350-8930

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days


Edmond, March 10-11

2012 Old Timbers Drive


(405) 359-4763

4 to 6 p.m. March 10

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 11


Midwest City, March 31-April 1
8726 SE 15th Street


(405) 739-1040

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31

8 a.m. to noon April 1


Norman, March 31-April 1

668 E Lindsey Street


(405) 366-5435

4 to 6 p.m. March 31

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1


Oklahoma City, April 14-15
1621 S Portland Ave.


(405) 297-1774

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 14

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 15


Recycle the Rain!

The weather’s warming up and it’s time to get ready for spring showers!  Harvest all that rain water by installing a rain barrel at one (or more) of your downspouts.  Rain barrels are a great way to save money by collecting rainwater for later use.  The water you collect can be used to rinse garden tools, water flower beds, keep compost moist, etc.


This year’s pick-up locations will be Yukon, Edmond, Oklahoma City, and Midwest City.  For information regarding ordering deadlines and pick-up dates, refer to the pick-up locations below:

Rain Barrel Handout (print) 2016 Yukon

Rain Barrel Handout (print) 2016 Edmond

Rain Barrel Handout (print) 2016 OKC

Rain Barrel Handout (print) 2016 MWC