The Otsego Composter & Rain Barrel Sale is now closed.

The store is currently closed. To be notified of next year's sale, email solidwaste@otsegocounty.com with your name and contact information. Thank you!  For those who did order remember that all orders will be available for pick up on Friday May 7th.

Why Compost?

Otsego County is excited to be offering this backyard composter sale for all area residents, along with educational support. The goal of this program is to divert food scraps from the waste stream and raise awareness regarding the benefits of composting.

7 GREAT REASONS TO COMPOST

1. Reduce landfill waste.

2. Creates nutrient rich fertilizer- no need for chemicals, additives and sulphers

3. Deters garden pests

4. Adds to the creation of new, nutrient rich soil.

5. Reduction in overall greenhouse emissions.

6. Composting yard waste betters overall air quality compared to burning.

7. Promotes biodiversity

Want to wise up and learn more? Visit  the County food waste site, and check out this wisdom-filled video: 

Composting is an essential part of sustainable waste management. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up over 30% of what we throw away. By composting, you can help extend the life of landfills, reduce methane emissions, and help grow your home garden! Composting enriches soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, encourages production of beneficial bacteria and fungi to create nutrient-rich material, and helps reduce your carbon footprint. Help make Otsego County “green” by purchasing a compost bin or rain barrel!

Shane Digan
Planner & Recycling Coordinator

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers

Pick-Up Time & Location

Your order will be ready for pick-up between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM Friday May 7th.

 Otsego County does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the compost bins offered for sale by BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC. Purchases that are not picked up at the scheduled pick-up date may be donated and used for educational purposes.

Bin pickup will be at the County Recycling Office

140 Co Hwy 33W, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Pick-Up Hours

Friday May 7th

4:00 PM — 7:00 PM