The Orange County Spring 2021 Backyard Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale is now closed.

If you placed an order please remember the pickup date is Saturday June 12th. If you are looking for address & time details you can refer to the bottom of this website for the specifics.  If you did not order but are still interested in purchasing you can either go to the Newburgh Farmer's Market between the hours of 12:00 - 2:00pm where we will have a limited supply of extras available on a first-come basis. You can also visit our Organics page for more details or email to learn more or to be placed on a waiting list for our next sale. 

Why Compost?

We want to encourage backyard composting so that all Orange County residents enjoy the benefits which include improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone. Want to learn more? Check out this great video: 

For more information on solid waste and recycling please visit the Orange County website or email

“Attention Orange County residents, have you ever wanted to start backyard composting but weren’t sure how? Would you like to purchase the required tools for composting at a discounted price? We have good news! The Orange County Division of Environmental Facilities & Services is making available for purchase discounted composting bins and rain water barrels for individual use. This will help residents reduce waste, protect the environment, and grow healthy plants. These items can be purchased through this website:

Ermin Siljkovic
Orange County Recycling Coordinator

A special thank you to our partnering organizations:

Beahive Newburgh 

Council of City of Newburgh 

Common Ground Dept of Small Interventions 

Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy

Heart & Soil Flowers

The Newburgh Armory Unity Center

Newburgh Urban Food & Farm Initiative at Downing Park Outdoor Promise

Safe Harbors of the Hudson

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

Town of Highlands Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee and the Community Garden at Holy Innocents.

Tuxedo Climate Smart Community Task Force, Town of Tuxedo, Village of Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Park Library.

Town of Woodbury Climate Smart Communities Task Force & the Woodbury Town Board.

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

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There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways as well as cause erosion. By collecting rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and 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 city tap water, which contains chlorine and fluoride. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.

Rain barrel water should not be used to drink or bathe. And rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.  

Pick-Up Location & Details

Here are your 4 pickup locations: **ONE DAY ONLY

Pickup date is Saturday, June 12th 

TUXEDO TRAIN STATION: Farmers Market located at 240 Route 17 in the Village of Tuxedo Park.

*HOURS: from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at

HIGHLAND FALLS: The Church of the Holy Innocents, 401 Main St in Highland Falls.  (across the street from the West Point Visitor Center)

*HOURS: from 10:00AM to 3:00PM

NEWBURGH: Farmers Market located at  Safe Harbors Green at Broadway & Liberty St Newburgh.

*HOURS: from 12:00 Noon to 4:00PM

WOODBURY: Rushmore Memorial Branch Library on 16 County Route 105 in Highland Mills.

*HOURS: from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

call (845) 637-9041