We Recycle, Recondition And Sell Plastic Drums, Steel Drums, Used Barrels And Totes

We Clean, Wash, Inspect And Steam Out Our Containers In Our Reconditioning Facility

5151 Denison Avenue   •   Cleveland, OH 44102-5827

Rain Barrels

Container Compliance Rain BarrelWhat is a Rain Barrel?

Rain barrels are used to collect and store rainwater that would normally flow down the sewer or into your yard during a storm.  Collected water may then be used to water your yard. You can save thousands of dollars each year on your water bill by using rain barrels to conserve water.

Our recycled barrels are made from cleaned food grade drums. Container Compliance sells 55 gallon blue or white colored barrels, which can be modified to work in any application.

Each barrel is sold with no valves or attachments to allow for individual customization. Your creativity is the only limit as to what can be done with these barrels. View our current inventory.

Contact Container Compliance today to find out how to make or install a rain barrel for your home.

emailEmail: info@containercompliance.com

Water Conservation

Container Compliance supports local parks with their water conservation programs. Did you know that 60% of our water supply goes directly into watering our lawns? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, garden and lawn irrigation accounts for 40 percent of residential water use during the spring and summer. Homeowners that use rain barrels can save on average 1,300 gallons of water a year. Save this water for a dry day and keep your plants healthy while lowering your water bill.

How to Build a Rain Barrel


Make & Install Your Own Rain Barrel


  • 55 gallon barrel
  • 15/16" drill bit or 1" hole saw, needle nose pliers, and drill
  • 3/4" pipe tap
  • 3/4" male spigot (boiler drain)
  • 3/4" thread (male) to 1/2" hose connection hose barb
  • Teflon tape


1. With a 15/16" drill bit or 1" hole saw, drill one hole near the bottom of the barrel for the spigot (boiler drain)

2. Drill a second hole near the top of the barrel for the hose barb.

3. Thread both holes with a 3/4" pipe tap

4. Wrap the threaded ends of the spigot and hose barb with Teflon tape and insert into the appropriate holes. If the hose barb is too tight a fit, remove the Teflon tape.

5. Elevate the rain barrel by placing it on cinder blocks to prevent it from sinking into the ground.

6. Use a downspout diverter to get the water from your downspout over to your barrel.

Helpful Links:

Save the Rain for a Sunny Day
Information on Rain Barrels from the EPA
The Top Ten Benefits of Rain Barrels
What is a Rain Barrel?