Rain Barrels + Rebates

Rain barrels are an excellent way to capture water that can be used in your garden and yard.

Your tap water is supposed to be great for you to drink, but it may not be great for your plants. Tap water can contain salts, minerals, and treatment chemicals. The plants in your garden are accustomed to drinking up rain water – it is what they want!

Plus, using rain barrels can reduce your demands on municipal water systems or your well during droughts and low water conditions.

GreenUP sells rain barrels made from re-purposed, recycled, food-grade olive barrels, complete with brass spigot and overflow valve with a 5 foot drainage hose and a double-meshed screw top lid.

Click here to order a rain barrel if you are neither a customer of Peterborough Utilities nor a resident of Selwyn Township.

If you are a customer of Peterborough Utilities, click here to order a rain barrel for pickup from the GreenUP Store.

The Peterborough Utilities Group offers their customers a $25 subsidy when purchasing a rain barrel from GreenUP.

In 2021, the Township of Selwyn piloted a $50 subsidy for residents of Selwyn who purchase a rain barrel from the GreenUP Store. This subsidy is continuing in 2022. Only one subsidized rain barrel is available per household.

Drop by the GreenUP Store & Resource Centre to purchase a rain barrel and receive your instant rebate, or place your order online by visiting shop.greenup.on.ca

Please keep in mind that rain barrels are in peak demand in the spring and summer. We routinely sell out, but we also regularly bring in new shipments each week. We do not have a waitlist, so please just keep checking our website. Thank you!

Program History

As this region’s leading non-profit environmental charity, GreenUP relies on support from funding and donors for its programs. Proceeds from sales of rain barrels and other products also support our programs.

For many years, the Peterborough Utilities Group has provided a limited number of instant $25 rebates for their customers when they purchase a rain barrel from the GreenUP Store & Resource Centre.

In 2021, the Township of Selwyn piloted a $50 subsidy for residents of Selwyn who purchase a rain barrel from the GreenUP Store.

Program Contact Information

Name: Kristen LaRocque
Position: GreenUp Store & Resource Centre Coordinator
Phone: (705)745-3238 x 222
Fax: (705)745-4413
Email: kristen.larocque@greenup.on.ca

Partners

Peterborough Utilities Group