Rain... use it up. Refills are free!

Green Calgary's Annual Community Rain Barrel & Composter Sales are a Calgary tradition supported by the City of Calgary.

Each spring, we embark on our community sales of rain barrels and composters. We've sold thousands of those famous blue and white barrels to Calgary homeowners throughout the city - resulting in millions of gallons of water conserved every year. And all proceeds go right back into providing innovative environmental programming for all Calgarians.

This year, our sales kick off in mid-April with sales at our sponsor, ATB Financial's Sage Hill location. We also have four more ATB sponsored sales, as well as sales at the locations of other partners. Our pre-order site is live so you can purchase online and pick up your barrel at a location close to you! You can also buy on the sale day but quantities are limited, so purchase early!

Dates and locations are:

  • Friday, April 21st, noon to 4 pm: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George's Drive NE
  • Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am to noon: ATB Sage Hill, 15 Sage Hill Plaza NW
  • Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am to 4 pm: IKEA, 8000, 11th Street SE
  • Saturday, April 29th, 9 am to noon: EcoStore, #100 - 301, 14th Street NW
  • Saturday, May 6th, 9 am to noon: ATB Saddleridge, 50 Saddletown Circle NE
  • Sunday, May 7th, 9 am to noon: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, 5600 Centre Street N
  • Saturday, May 27th, 9 am to noon: ATB High River, #5, 28 - 12 Avenue SE, High River
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 9 am to noon: ATB Creekside, 12012 Symons Valley Road NW
  • Saturday, June 10th, 9 am to noon: ATB Douglas Glen, 200, 11488 24th Street SE
  • Saturday, June 17th, 9 am to noon: ATB Walden, 151 Walden Gate SE
  • Saturday, June 24th, 9 am to noon: Community Natural Foods Chinook, 202 61 Avenue SW


Rainwater harvesting and composting are two highly impactful things you can do to help Calgary be even more sustainable.

  • rain barrels can help divert water & reduce pollutants going into our rivers
  • composters can help reduce up to 50% of household waste from our landfill

And, as always, Green Calgary will also provide support and advice on using rain barrels and composting. Want to buy a barrel outside of rain barrel season? Contact us.