The City of Winnipeg is rain barrel and compost bin sale drew long lines at four different venues across the city. At least one location sold out of rain barrels in just a few hours.

The city held the sale Saturday and offered rain barrels and compost bins at reduced prices.

Earth Machine compost bins, valued at $100 each, were offered for $30. Rain barrels, sized at 208 litres, that normally retail for $120, were be available for $50.

The sale was scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 12 at the following locations:

  • Garden City Shopping Centre - 2305 McPhillips Street along Kingsbury Avenue behind Canadian Tire
  • Polo Park Shopping Centre - 1485 Portage Avenue along St. James Street across from The Bay
  • Toys R Us - 1560 Regent Avenue West, in the parking lot next to Regent Avenue
  • St. Vital Centennial Arena - 580 St. Anne's Road at Meadowood Drive 

The Polo Park location was sold out of rain barrels by noon Saturday.