Compost Bins & Rain Barrels

Pre-order a compost bin or rain barrel online today for pickup at the distribution event of your choice.  

TO ORDER:  select your most convenient location from the SALE EVENTS below and pre-order your products for pickup on the date and location of your choosing. Discounts available on compost bins for  Dakota, Ramsey and Anoka County residents.  See events in those counties for more details.

Burnsville is in Dakota County,

Roseville, Maplewood and St. Paul are in Ramsey County

Compost Bin, Rain Barrels, Compost Pail and Birdhouse 2016St. Francis and City of Ramsey are in Anoka County

*Remember, you must pick up your product on the date of the distribution event.  If you are unable to pick up your products on the date and location of your selection, please do not purchase online at this time.

Composting & Rain Barrel Use Fact Sheet 2016
The fact sheet includes: dimensions, capacity, pricing, and information on the benefits of composting and using rain barrels.


Roseville Event Now Closed     Friday, April 22, 2016 – Roseville Skate Center, 2661 Civic Center Dr., Roseville, MN 55113
St. Francis event  now Closed   Friday, April 29, 2016 – City of St. Francis, 4020 St. Francis Blvd NW, St. Francis, MN 55070
MPLs Event now Closed  Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Minneapolis Public Works Facility, 3607 East 44th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Maplewood Event now Closed Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Ramsey Co Parks site, 1905 VanDyk St., Maplewood, MN 55109

Saint Louis Park Event now closed   Saturday, May 7, 2016     SLP Maintenance Bldng, 7305 Oxford Ave, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426    
Monday, May 9, 2016 – SLP Maintenance Bldng., 7305 Oxford Ave, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426    

Winona Event  Date Changed   please check back with us. Saturday, April 23,2016 – Winona East End Recreation Center 210 Zumbro St. Winona, MN 55987

Plymouth Event  NOW CLOSED  Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Plymouth Public Works, 14900 23rd Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55447
Chisago County Event  NOW CLOSED      Saturday, May 14, 2016 –Limited Items Available   Chisago County Public Works, 31325 Oasis Ave., Center City, MN 55012

City of Ramsey Event  NOW CLOSED  Friday, May 20, 2016 – City of Ramsey, 14221 Jaspar St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303


Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Ct., Burnsville, MN 55337
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – WestRock Paper Mill, 2250 Wabash Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114

COMPOST BINS $59: Composting is a great way to inexpensively create nutrient rich fertilizer for gardens or landscaping by recycling much of your kitchen and yard waste.
RAIN BARRELS $74: With many cities enforcing watering bans, rain water can be applied anytime and is naturally soft, devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals, making it great for plants, lawns and gardens. Rain water cannot be used for drinking without special treatment.
PLASTIC KITCHEN PAILS $15: Every backyard composter will agree that kitchen pails are a convenient solution to collecting kitchen scraps when preparing and cleaning up after meals.
STAINLESS STEEL ½ GALLON KITCHEN PAIL $25: The Stainless Steel kitchen pail is equipped with a carbon filter to help reduce odors.

What is a distribution event? A distribution event is an event where we coordinate for you to come pick up your order on a given date and time; we have volunteers to assist you to load everything into your vehicle.
How does placing an order work? Start by clicking on the the date/location of your choice to select which distribution event you would like to pick up your order. Then, enter in your contact information, quantities desired and your payment information. You will receive an automatic email confirmation when your order is complete with a receipt and details about the distribution event. You will also receive an email the week before the event to remind you to pick up your order.
Do you take orders over the phone? We are a small non-profit with only one full-time staff, we do not have the staff resources to generally take orders over the phone.
Can someone else pick up my rain barrel or compost bin for me? If you are unable to pick up your order, please print your confirmation email and give it to the person who will be picking up your item(s) for you. When they arrive at the sale event, have them say that they’re picking up products for you and volunteers will help load the item(s) into the vehicle.
Will my items fit in my vehicle? The compost bin breaks into two pieces for transport. The rain barrels are one piece and do not come apart. We have had very few problems fitting one rain barrel and one compost bin into a vehicle. If it will not fit in the trunk of your vehicle, either item should fit easily in the backseat.
What do I need to do in the winter to store my rain barrel? Bringing your rain barrel indoors over the winter is recommended so that you do not void the manufacturer warranty. If this option is not feasible for you, make sure you flip your rain barrel upside down so no water can enter and freeze, cracking the barrel. Covering your flipped over rain barrel with a tarp will also protect from any unwanted damage. Cracking resulting from water freezing in the rain barrel over the winter is NOT covered by the manufacturer warranty.

Don’t see your question answered here? Contact: Brita Sailer,  RAM Phone: 651-641-4560 Email: