Are these barrels brand new?

No, the barrels are composed of high-quality, food-grade HDPE and were previously used to ship food to the US from trade partners. The barrels may have scuff marks from shipping and handling, but each barrel is inspected to ensure the structural integrity of the barrel is not compromised. The barrels are then cleaned and outfitted with brand new fittings and screens. Although the barrel interior is cleaned with a pH-neutral soap, there may still be residual odors of the commodities originally shipped in the barrels, such as olives and pickles. The odors will dissipate over time, but until then, you may crave pizza when you're around your new rain barrel! The barrel shapes will also vary depending on what barrels are available during the ordering period.

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1. What features are included with the rain barrels?
2. What does the term Upcycle mean?
3. Are these barrels brand new?
4. Is a warranty offered with a rain barrel purchase?
5. Do I need to be a resident of Edmond to place an order?
6. Is it illegal in Oklahoma to catch rain water?
7. Does the City of Edmond charge homeowners for catching rain water?
8. How do I purchase an item(s)?
9. Why is my shipping address required during online checkout? Don’t I have to pick up my purchase during the event?
10. Why is my phone number requested during online checkout?
11. I am having trouble placing an online order. Who do I call?
12. Can my order be shipped directly to me?
13. Can I reserve a rain barrel online and pay for it during the event?
14. Will there be extra rain barrels and composters available for purchase the day of the event?
15. What if I am not able to pick up my order the day(s) of the event?
16. What can I do if I miss the order deadlines?
17. Will the rain barrel and compost bin fit in my car?
18. What are the dimensions of the rain barrel?
19. Does my Homeowner's Association (HOA) allow rain barrels?
20. Where is the best place to put my rain barrel?
21. My home does not have a gutter system. Can I still use a rain barrel?
22. How do I install my rain barrel?
23. Will the City of Edmond assist with the installation of my new rain barrel?
24. Do I need to elevate my rain barrel?
25. What do I need to know about maintaining my rain barrel?
26. What are effective ways to prevent algae/mold growth in rain barrels?
27. How do I winterize my rain barrel?
28. What about mosquitoes?
29. What if I do not use all of the stored rainwater after a storm?