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Rain Barrels: Make Every Drop Count

With another dry summer expected this year, we all need to do our part to conserve water and use it wisely. A rain barrel is a great way to do this. You can use what you collect to water your trees, lawn and garden – even when outdoor water restrictions are in place.  

Don’t have a rain barrel yet? Green Calgary’s annual rain barrel sale is coming to a community near you. 

Made locally with recycled material, Green Calgary rain barrels are $78 for a limited time, with pick-up and delivery options available.
Join the thousands of Calgarians already conserving water by using a rain barrel.

Pre-order yours at, starting April 1, 2024.

You can also buy them later this spring at the following dates/locations between 10am and 2pm:

  • April 27th – IKEA (8000 11 Street SE)
  • May 4th - Dalhousie Co-Op (5505 Shaganappi Trail NW)
  • May 11th – Calgary Horticultural Society (2725 33 Avenue SW)
  • May 25th - Deer Valley Co-Op (1221 Canyon Meadows Dr SE)
  • June 1st – The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE)
  • June 8th - West Springs Co-Op (917 85 St SW)
  • June 15th - Inglewood Community Garden (2297 17 St SE) 
  • June 22nd - Community Natural Foods Chinook (202 61 Ave SW)

Pre-ordered rain barrels can be picked up at these locations or can be delivered to you by Green Calgary for a delivery fee. *Please note, pre-order sale quantities are limited. 

Various types of rain barrels are also available at local hardware stores and garden centres around Calgary. 

Want to make your own rain barrel set-up? Check out this tutorial for DIY instructions. 

Categories: Flood and Drought, General, Tips, Waste and Recycling