It's time for the rain barrel and compost bin sale!!

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Chisago SWCD is partnering with Chisago County Environmental Services and Recycling Association of Minnesota to provide Rain Barrels and Compost bins at low cos...ts to residents.

Rain Barrels are $79 and Compost Bins are $59. The products are available for pick-up on Saturday May 12th from 9-11 am at the Chisago County Public Works Building in Center City, MN

To order visit: and nagivate to Chisago County Public Works.

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It's easier than ever to eliminate plastic straws! Check out the stainless steel or glass versions, or simply skip them altogether.

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The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be OPEN on July 3rd during regular collection hours (Noon - 7:00 p.m.). See you then!
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A major British grocery chain shows the world it’s possible sell food without plastic The British grocery retailer “Iceland” recently pledged to eliminate plastic packaging from all its store-brand products by 2023. With over 800 store locations, the move will make a significant dent in the Un...

I wonder if it will still hurt when you step on them? 🤔

Lego company pledges to phase out fossil-fuel-based plastics and make all blocks from sugarcane by 2030.

Lego company pledges to phase out fossil-fuel-based plastics and make all blocks from sugarcane by 2030 Danish toy maker Lego announced last week that all its core products and packaging will soon be made from “bio”plastic. Plant-based Lego leaves, trees and bushes are already in production and ...

While you're waiting for the snow to melt... Here are some cool ideas to spruce up your space! Some great uses for leftover paint!

Run out of ways to use up that leftover house paint? Don't worry, DIY Network has you covered. Get some great new ideas here:

Before you paint learn how to choose the right colors and use the best painting technique for rooms, furniture, and more with how-to photos and videos at

Be sure to stop in to the Chisago Lakes Home and Business Expo at Chisago Lakes High School this weekend and visit our booth! We will be there on Saturday between 10:00 - 4:00, and Sunday between 11:00 - 3:00.

Looking for fresh ideas for home improvement, saving energy, building, remodeling, landscaping, health and finance? It's a one-stop shop for a multitude of ideas, products and services. Make a connection with area businesses, share new ideas and get ready

Did you know it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down? Some great tips here to help alleviate the issue.

Plastic is a huge problem. Please consider and share these tips.

Every bit of plastic ever created still exists. It’s toxic and never goes away. So the less we can use, the better. Single-use, disposable plastic is presenting the biggest problem for our environment. Here are 10 easy ways to make a big difference: 1. Cloth Grocery Bags or Baskets Plastic …

Check out these 7 highly recognizable fast food chains that have committed to a more sustainable business practice!
Who's hungry?

Eating fast food is often the last thing on an eco-conscious mind, but sometimes it's necessary. Fortunately, many of the famous chains are taking strides to go green.

This might spark some creativity!!

Valentine’s Day has become overrun with consumerism. Nearly disposable gifts ...

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Don't flush 'em!!
Chisago County offers FREE medication disposal at the Government Center in Center City, the North Branch Police Department, and the Sheriff's Office in Rush City.

Congratulations to our own Lisa Thibodeau! She was awarded the Mike Hanan Solid Waste Administrator of the Year Award from the MN Solid Waste Administrators Association.

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A lofty goal or completely attainable? The resources are in place to accomplish this highly sought-after "Zero Waste" event.
(Zero Waste = 90% of waste is either recycled or composted.)

The NFL hopes Feb. 4th's football game will be the nation's first zero-waste Super Bowl and U.S. Bank will be the first zero-waste stadium. Star Tribune

From blinking cups to orphaned purses, league and stadium officials shoot for zero waste.

Bubble Wrap: ReUse it or Recycle it with your plastic bags!
(It also makes a great stress reliever for those who like to pop the little cells... Just sayin'...)

There are many things bubble wrap can do before being recycled. Learn what bubble wrap is, how it can be recycled, and smart tips for how to reuse bubble wrap before getting rid of it.

We got paint! Yes we do! We got paint... Do you need any?

Tag someone who has a project coming up and let them know we'll be open Saturday from 9:00 - 1:00 for reuse shopping!

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