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Newmarket Windfall Ecology Centre Rain Barrel Fundraising Sale

Newmaket Windfall Ecology Centre will be returning for another rain barrel sale in 2016.

Please join our waitlist to be notified when online ordering is available.

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  1. M. Davis permalink
    June 4, 2013 10:28 am

    Does the overflow hose equal the maximum of water input to prevent barrel overflow? Based on the description of the water level hose, the assumption is it easily connects to the garden hose for barrel water use?

  2. June 4, 2013 1:50 pm

    A downspout diverter is required to manage overflow adequately or a second and third overflow outlet would need to be added to handle the heaviest rain falls. The dispensing hose will connect to a garden hose or the garden hose can be connected directly to the male to male adaptor that joins the spigot to the barrel.

  3. Liz marles permalink
    June 5, 2013 10:58 pm

    Can you tell me if the lid is removable or not

  4. June 6, 2013 1:01 am

    Hello Liz, The blue and white barrels have fixed lids but the terracotta has a removable lid. Leah

    On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 7:58 PM, Rain Barrels, Buy a Plastic Rain Barrel,

  5. M. Davis permalink
    June 18, 2013 9:54 am

    My rain barrel works great. I am wondering if the filter screen net is available to buy? Eventually it may need to be replaced.

  6. RAINBARREL.CA permalink*
    June 18, 2013 12:14 pm

    Hi – Yes, you can buy individual screens by emailing me your order and where you’d like to pick it up. They are $5 each. Over the past 5 years, I haven’t heard one complaint about them though so, you may want to save your money if yours is fine right now! All the best,

  7. kurt permalink
    June 25, 2013 6:00 pm

    Hi There,
    Looking to buy one or two rain barrels from you here in Newmarket. Could you tell me the width of the terracotta barrel as if sizing is correct, I will but 2.


  8. Leah permalink*
    June 25, 2013 6:03 pm

    About 2 feet in diameter. Hope that helps!

  9. kurt permalink
    June 25, 2013 6:52 pm

    Yes it does, thanks Leah

  10. kurt permalink
    June 25, 2013 7:09 pm

    Just bought 2 barrels and thanks


  11. June 25, 2013 7:47 pm

    You are very welcome! If you have a chance to tell others about this fundraiser, please do! Our non-profit partners would really appreciate that!

    On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Rain Barrels, Buy a Plastic Rain Barrel,

  12. Connie permalink
    July 7, 2013 9:01 am

    What do the rain barrels cost?

  13. lindseyatrainbarreldotca permalink
    July 7, 2013 7:00 pm

    Hi Connie, This sale is now closed but rain barrels were $50 each. Your are welcome to join our waiting list to find out when there is a sale in your area by visiting the following link (please copy and paste):

  14. March 27, 2014 10:15 am

    It a great opportunity to capture storm water!

  15. Allan Smerek permalink
    May 28, 2014 3:53 pm

    I’m looking for a overflow hose, and the mesh that is on the top of the barrel. Can you help me out please

  16. Leah permalink*
    May 28, 2014 3:54 pm

    Sure thing! These are special orders and can be handled by Please choose a sale location you’d like to pick them up at and send Leigh an email to get that started. Thank you.

  17. May 28, 2014 3:57 pm

    Hi Allan, we do have extra nets at our centre in aurora, and depending on the size of the overflow hose you are looking for we might have it as well. Let me know and you can come to our place in aurora to pick it up

  18. Leah permalink*
    May 28, 2014 3:58 pm

    Even better, Jen! Thanks!

  19. Vanessa Umali permalink
    June 5, 2014 9:15 am

    I’ve just pre-ordered and purchased my first rain barrel online and will be coming to pick it up on Sunday June 8th. Exactly where do I have to go for pick-up? Fairy Lake Park is rather large :)

  20. June 5, 2014 9:25 am

    When you enter the main gate, someone will direct you. Tell them you are picking up a rain barrel. You can pick it up just past the first parking lot on your right hand side

  21. Vanessa Umali permalink
    June 5, 2014 9:30 am

    Thanks Jen!

  22. Jen permalink
    June 8, 2014 9:58 am

    Still have extras available. Come on Sunday…today…to fairy lake park newmarket to pick one up!

  23. dean yeats permalink
    June 2, 2015 9:15 pm

    if i order one can i pick it up the following weekend somewhere as i am away on the date at fairy lake?

  24. Leah permalink*
    June 4, 2015 10:46 pm

    Dean, one of the organizers will reach you about this. Thank you.

  25. Dean Yeats permalink
    June 7, 2015 11:17 am

    I was wondering any chance we could buy and pick it up early?

    Sent from my iPad


  26. Tina permalink
    July 3, 2015 11:38 am

    How many gallons is it if u don’t mind me asking

  27. Leah permalink*
    July 4, 2015 10:09 pm

    All barrels are approximately 50 gallons (200 litres). The small terracotta barrels can be 180 litres.

  28. Stella permalink
    July 6, 2015 11:05 am

    Hello, I have bought in July 2 Terracota rain barrels 55 gallon, 2 Downspout Rain Diverter, 2 24-feet overflow hoses, 2 dispensing hoses; but unfortunately will no longer need them anymore due to the need of selling our house. Is there any ways of retunring these items? Otherwise, would you be able to connect us with potential buyers who can appreciate the use of rain barrels? ….thanks in advance….Stella

  29. Leah permalink*
    July 7, 2015 9:32 am

    Hi Stella – We’d be happy to try to help you sell these after the sale is complete. There is usually someone looking for one afterwards. Please be in touch after July 20. Good luck with your move!

  30. Stella permalink
    July 7, 2015 1:05 pm

    Thanks Leah. I will touch basis after July 20. Please note that I’d be willing to drive the barrels (& accessories) to anywhere in York Region. Cheers, Stela

  31. Rachel Ng permalink
    July 8, 2015 5:23 pm

    Hi there,
    How tall are the rain barrels?
    I only ask because our down spout has already been adjusted to our previous rain barrel (that has now broken). We hope we do not need to do any further adjustments if possible.
    Thanks in advance,

  32. Leah permalink*
    July 12, 2015 9:30 am

    Hi Rachel, Barrels vary from as short as 33″ to as tall as 38″. You can see details at You may want to consider a downspout diverter, flexible pipe or rain barrel stand to help with height issues. Let us know if you need assistance making decisions. All items are found after the SHOP NOW button above.

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