Rain barrels are containers that collect and store rainwater draining from your roof. They have many economical and sustainable advantages. Many communities force "odd-even" or "no watering" bands to conserve water resources, which makes collecting your own more beneficial. It provides an ample supply of free "soft water" that contains no chlorine, lime or calcium for gardens, flower pots, and car and window washing. Reconditioned rain barrels are made from recycled & reconditioned plastic barrels formerly used for food product shipping, such as pickle and pepper barrels. Barrels are modified into rain barrels and assembled with a spigot & overflow fitting. The rain barrel top/lid is equipped with metal mesh screen to filter out debris and prevent mosquitoes from getting in.
- Reduce runoff pollution
- Rainwater is better for your plants and soil
- Helps control moisture levels around the foundations of your home
- Made from barrels previously used to ship pickled foods
- Rain barrel accessories available separately
High density polyethylene (HDPE )
is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistant, is naturally translucent, flexible, and typically used for personal care products, such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs, and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Generally, it should not be used with products filled at over 145°F.
This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.