Compost Bins & Rain Barrels

2017 Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Now Available! Order yours today! 

Products Available

Rain Catcher Rain Barrel

$84.00 Plus Tax*

*Contact your City or County to see if discount applies


Designed to mimic a traditional wooden barrel the YIMBY Rain Catcher line of rain barrels have many modern features not found in a basic barrel.

The large opening and flat back design allow for easy installation and placement of the downspout while the spoke and wheel pattern in the top of the barrel keeps it child and pet safe.

The overflow connection at the back of the barrel allows excess water to flow down and underneath the barrel to direct it away from foundations.

Spigots on the side of the barrel allow you to connect multiple Rain Catcher barrels in-series for easy expansion of your rain water storage capacity.

The aluminum mesh screen keeps out debris and mosquitoes to keep the water clear and keep your family safe from insect borne illnesses.

Place them around your home to catch fresh chlorine-free water as it pours from your downspouts – Water that would otherwise make its way into storm sewers only to be wasted. Rain barrels not only save you money but lessen the strain on water resources.

The barrels are constructed of recycled, UV inhibited, BPA free polyethylene.

Includes debris screen, garden hose, shut-off thumb valve, hanging hose clip, overflow hose, and linking kit

Plastic: Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Rain Catcher 4000
Assembled Dimensions: 24″D x 24″W x 32″H
Total Volume: 6 cu ft / 45 Gallon / 170 Litre
Rain Cather 6000
Assembled Dimensions: 29″D x 29″W x 37″H
Total Volume: 10 cu ft / 75 Gallon / 280 Litre
Earth Machine Compost Bin

$64.00 Plus Tax*

*Contact your City or County to see if discount applies

Because of its round and conical shape, The Earth Machine™ can be turned to access the pile from any direction.

For the passive composting person
(“Dump & Run”)
The Earth Machine™ is designed for easy, passive composting – just start filling the bin, water, and occasionally stir or poke. The finished compost is ready in 4 to 6 months.

The Earth Machine™ combines both horizontal and vertical columnar convection ventilation that is controlled through the lid.

The lid is the most utilized part of any compost bin. The Earth Machine™ lid is easy to use, functional, durable and secure.

The Earth Machine™, with its gently conical shape, is designed to allow adequate ventilation throughout the unit, to promote aerobic decomposition of organic materials, plus controllable ventilation built into the exclusive lid.

The Earth Machine™ secures to the ground with sturdy “Twist Pegs” with securable access door, twist locking lid, air vents too small to allow rodent entry, and securable harvest door all add to the rodent resistancy of the bin.

Basic two piece assembly that snaps together in seconds without the use of any tools. The unit will not sit around in garages, sheds, etc. because of assembly complications.

High-density injection-molded polyethylene made with a minimum 50% post-consumer recycled materials.

The Earth Machine™ is made of tough high-density polyethylene with UV stabilizers for all season strength and weatherability.

The Earth Machine™ will fit into any automobile for easy transportation. It comes in two halves (no corrugated cardboard packaging) which nest inside each other.

The Earth Machine™ has a ten (10) year warranty against cracking, deterioration, warping, or any other defect that would diminish the effectiveness or appearance of the compost bin.

Unit dimensions when assembled: 33″ diameter by 33″ high.
Weight: 15 lbs
Volume: 10.5 cubic feet (80 Imperial gallons or 300 litres)

Discounts Available*

*you must be a current resident to use discount, proof required


*Discounts can be used for any distribution event so long as you are a resident of the discount area (Example – If a Dakota County resident wants to pick up at the Chanhassen event, they will order through the Chanhassen event and use discount code ‘dakota’ and pick up their ordered products in Chanhassen at the designated date and time).

If you are a resident of:
Anoka County: Receive $20.00 off compost bins, use code ‘anoka’
Dakota County: Receive $15.00 off compost bins, use code ‘dakota’ (first 300 only) and $30.00 off rain barrels, use code ‘dakota’ (first 300 only).
Ramsey County: Receive $20.00 off compost bins, use code ‘ramsey’

Locations, Dates, and Links to Registration*


WestRock Facility
2250 Wabash Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114
June 10th, 2017
9 am – 2 pm
To order, click here.
Andover, MN
Pick up by appointment only
Order then call the number on the registration form
To order, click here.
Blaine, MN (CLOSED)
Green Expo at the National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
April 22nd, 2017
9 am – 2 pm
To order, click here.
Hugo, MN (CLOSED) 
City of Hugo Public Works Facility
6900 137th Street North, Hugo, MN 55038
April 28th, 2017
8 am – 5 pm
To order, click here.
Anoka, MN (CLOSED)
City of Anoka Public Works
501 Pierce Street, Anoka, MN 55303
April 29th,   2017
8 a.m. – Noon
To order, click here.
North Branch, MN (CLOSED)
Chisago County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
39649 Grand Ave, North Branch, MN 55056
April 29th, 2017
9 am – Noon
To order, click here.
St. Cloud, MN 
City of St. Cloud Public Works Facility
1200 15th Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304
April 21st, 2017
10 am  – 3:30 pm
To order, click here.
Maplewood, MN (CLOSED) 
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Maintenance
2015 Van Dyke Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
April 29th, 2017
9 am – 2 pm
To order, click here.
St. Louis Park, MN (CLOSED) 
City of St. Louis Park Public Works Facility
7305 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
May 6th, 2017 OR May 8th, 2017
May 6th: 8 am – Noon
May 8th: 5 pm – 7 pm
To order, click here.
Chanhassen, MN (CLOSED)
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Office
18681 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen, MN 55317
May 5th, 2017 or May 6th, 2017
May 5th: 1 pm – 6 pm
May 6th: 9 am – 1 pm
To order, click here.
Lino Lakes, MN (CLOSED)
Lino Park
7850 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
May 20th, 2017
10 am – 2 pm
To order, click here

Missed the sale of your choice? Call (651) 641-4589 to see available opportunities

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Fact Sheet

Click here for the 2017 rain barrel and compost bin fact sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 limited 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 down 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 at (651) 641-4560

or Beth  (651) 641-4589