Rain Barrels

The City of Brantford offers rain barrels year-round at the Mohawk Street Landfill. Barrels are $53 per unit, including tax. You can pay for your rain barrel by cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard. The landfill is open Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You can use rain barrels for household needs, such as:

  • Watering your lawn, plants and garden.
  • Washing your car.
  • Cleaning outdoor furniture.
  • Washing garden tools and containers.

A new rain barrel model is available. See instructions to install your rain barrel.

You can also save more water when you connect multiple barrels.

Recall of 4-foot overflow hose

Overflow hoses supplied with rain barrels before August 23, 2018, are only 4 feet long. They should be 8 feet long for proper water collection. You can get your free replacement hose from the Mohawk Street Landfill.

Maintenance instructions

Follow these seasonal maintenance instructions for your rain barrel.

Summer:

  • Clean your screen once a month to prevent clogging.
  • Check for erosion around your rain barrel.
  • Make sure that the platform is always stable.

Winter:

  • Drain the barrel and store it in a safe place.
  • Don't leave it out to freeze as it may crack.