Rainwater barrel distribution

Rainwater barrels and compost bins distribution

Since 2010, IGA retailers have distributed over 101,322 ecological items to citizens.

Registration for the 2017 edition is closed. Thank you to all participants!

Fonds Éco IGA’s rainwater collection barrels and composters will be back by popular demand in 2018 in a number of municipalities in Quebec and New Brunswick!

Keep an eye out for the next registration period, which will begin in late February 2018, when you’ll also be able to check online for distribution dates.

Rainwater barrels

In the summertime, drinking water is a precious resource that's often used when non-chlorinated water would do. Rainwater barrels supply citizens with water they can use for activities like gardening and outdoor cleaning.


Take another step toward helping the environment by composting your table scraps and garden residue. Then use your homemade compost in the garden!

Details and how to register

  • Each participating supermarket will receive 70 units to distribute (barrels and composters) at the reduced price of $30 each.
  • Instructions for barrel installation and how to compost will be given by the Fonds Éco IGA squad on distribution day.
  • To receive a barrel or composter, you must register online and indicate your choice. If more than 70 people register, a random draw will be held.
  • Limit of one registration per address.
  • The barrels will be distributed at participating IGA supermarkets on a specific day and predetermined time period. If there is more than one IGA supermarket near you, be sure to choose the one where you want to pick up your barrel or composter, taking into account the distribution date that is most convenient for you.

The 100,000th ecological item distributed in Chicoutimi!

The 100,000th ecological item distributed in Chicoutimi!

On the photo: Jacques Fortin, Chicoutimi borough president, Josée Néron, city councillor and leader of the ERD party, Christine Boivin, city councillor, Guy Lapierre, winner of the 100,000th Fonds Éco IGA item, Marc Pettersen, city councillor, Yvon Haché, owner IGA Alimentations Yvon Haché, Mireille Jean, Chicoutimi MNA, and Sophie Spiter, Director of Jour de la Terre programs for Fonds Éco IGA.

On July 6, 2017, Fonds Éco IGA handed over its 100,000th ecological item. For the event, a unique rainwater barrel, made entirely out of wood, was offered to a citizen at IGA extra Alimentation Yvon Haché in Chicoutimi’s Place du Saguenay.