The Maynard Community Gardeners is partnering with The Great American Rain Barrel Co (TGARB) based in Hyde Park, MA to promote and distribute re-purposed, BPA-free, food grade plastic resin barrels that are modified to be used as rain barrels. Though rain barrels will be distributed in Maynard on the evening of Thurs June 6th to those who pre-purchased them, you do not need to be a Maynard resident to participate. Residents of all local area towns are encouraged to participate so please share with others in Metrowest who may be interested in participating.
TGARB sells their 60-gallon plastic rain barrels at prices that are significantly lower than retail outlets:
|TGARB Rain Barrel||Price Not Including tax|
|Painted Barrel in Green, Brown or Gray||$69.00|
|Unpainted Rain Barrel||$64.00|
|Discounted Terra Cotta||$60.00|
To see photos of the rain barrels and to order yours by May 30th go online to https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/ and select the state of Massachusetts and the town of Maynard or call (800) 251-2352. Optional accessories are also available.
All barrels come with a lid, screen, threaded spigot, and overflow valve, and each barrel measures 24” diameter, 39” high, and weighs 20 lbs empty.
Those who pre-purchase barrels by May 30th can pick them up on the evening of Thurs June 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the distribution site at the downtown municipal parking lot in Maynard behind Memorial Park. Approximate address is 45 Nason St. A follow up reminder will be sent to those who pre-purchased. You must make arrangements to pick your barrel up or have someone pick it up for you at the distribution time. Barrels cannot be stored overnight at the distribution location.