Beginning in 2017, the Village of Glen Ellyn will no longer offer the rain barrel reimbursement program. Rain barrels are a low-cost method for homeowners to collect and recycle mineral-rich and chlorine-free rain. As the rainwater flows across roofs and into the gutter, it picks up organic matter from leaf litter, pollen and bird droppings. This organic water mix is similar to a light application of natural fertilizer
every time you water with rain barrel water. If interested in purchasing a rain barrel for your home, please visit The Conservation Foundation’s website at www.theconservationfoundation.org.
The website sells rain barrels year-round through their partnership with Upcycle Products, Inc. The 55-gallon rain barrels offered are made of recycled food-grade plastic, come in a variety of colors and can be purchased online for $60 (plus tax). Home delivery is available for $5 more. Barrels can also be purchased in person at McDonald Farm, located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville.