Rainwater barrel distribution

Rainwater barrels and compost bins distribution

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


From April 19 to July 15, 2018, our distribution team will stop by 219 IGA/IGA extra stores across Quebec and New Brunswick.

The first phase of registration begins February 28, 2018.

Sign up here to order our reduced price barrels or compost bins. You can still sign up in some regions!


During the summer months, drinking water is a precious resource that’s often used when non-chlorinated or untreated water would do. Rainwater barrels serve to save a considerable amount of drinking water by recuperating rainwater to use for activities such as gardening and outdoor cleaning.


Domestic compost bins collect your organic waste allowing you to compost your table scraps and garden residue to divert a large quantity of waste from landfill or incineration. You can then use the compost for gardening.


  • Each participating supermarket will receive 70 units to distribute (barrels and compost bins) 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 compost bin, 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 and bins 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 bin, taking into account the distribution date that is most convenient for you.
  • Click here to register and consult the list of participating stores, their registration periods, and their predetermined distribution dates.

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.

As winner of the 2016 National Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), Fonds Éco IGA is proud of its commitment to water conservation.

On the photo : Pierre Lussier, Director at Jour de la Terre, Matt Robinson, CIPH Board Member, and Anne-Hélène Lavoie at Sobeys Quebec.