Media Release

Rain Barrels for Sale

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Departments of Environmental Protection and Public Works are offering Rain Barrels for sale for $45.00 (tax included) on a year round basis (while supplies last).

Rain barrels can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HWCC) located 5125 NE 63 Ave (2 miles north of 39 Ave off Waldo Road), and at the Alachua County Public Works Department, located at 5620 Northwest 120th Lane, Gainesville (off of 441 near Deerhaven). Rain barrels are also available Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon at the HWCC only.

Rain barrels will be available for purchase at selected special events including:

  • The O'Leno Ole' Chili Cook/Springs Celebration at O'Leno State Park on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
  • The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Gainesville near the Hippodrome.

For information about the SYSTERN Rain Barrel, click here.

To learn more about water conservation, click here.

For more information, call HWCC at 352-334-0440 or the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).