The Town of Lenox Environmental Committee is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer discounted recycled rain barrels to residents of the Berkshires as part of a community wide conservation, sustainability and "shop local" program.

The barrels cost of $69 (plus tax), 40 percent off the retail price of $119. Each 60 gallon UV protected polyethylene rain barrel comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw on cover, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose.

To purchase, visit; look for "Shop Local Programs" left side bar; then select "Lenox," or call (800) 251-2352. Deadline for ordering is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 4.

Barrels will be distributed from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Lenox DPW, 275 Main St.