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You can still order a rain barrel! (Delivery only.)

UPDATE: We'll deliver! This March got ya down? Plan for April flowers! You can still order a rain barrel for your yard and have something to look forward to this spring. Pick-up is canceled to control the spread of illness, but Upcycle will still deliver to your home. 

Get the lushest garden, save money, and contribute to a greener Oswego! The Village of Oswego, Upcycle Products and the Illinois Conservation Foundation have partnered to offer Oswego residents the opportunity to buy rain barrels for about half their retail price.

Rain barrels collect rain runoff from roofs and gutters and store it for later use on gardens and lawns. In addition to saving our community’s precious water resources and reducing water bills, rain barrels are often beneficial to gardens because rainwater can be softer and have fewer minerals in it than groundwater.

A portion of proceeds from rain barrels purchased through the Village’s partnership with Upcycle Products also benefit The Conservation Foundation, which is responsible for conservation projects across Oswego and the region. Local projects have included rain gardens, native plantings, and watershed protection plans.

Rain barrels are available in black, grey, blue and terra cotta red and cost $60, about half the price of similar models purchased on Amazon. They are made from food-grade upcycled materials, including former pickling containers, and are specially washed clean for garden use.

Home delivery costs $5. There is no pick-up this year, to slow the spread of illness. 

To order, visit www.upcycle-products.com/oswegoil.html or call Upcycle Products directly at 815-735-9535.

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