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Chicago Rain Barrel Sale

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Dear Chicagoans,

The next opportunity to purchase a discounted ($40) Chicago Rain Barrel
is coming up!

City of Chicago's Environmental Resource Event
Saturday, June 21, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Field
333 W. 35th Street (Event entrance on 35th St.)
Chicago, IL

Drop-off your:
- old or unused prescription & non-prescription medications
- computers, cell phones, fax machines, scanners, keyboards
- hazardous household chemicals & paints
- old gas can and/or gas-powered lawn mower

Pick-up your*:
(1) rain barrel** ($40 payable by check or money order only)
(1) compost bin** ($30 payable by check or money order only)
(1) free compact fluorescent light bulb
(1) free environmentally-friendly gas can (when you trade in an old
$100 rebate towards an electric or push mower (when you drop-off your
old gas-powered mower)

*Available while supplies last (no reservations accepted), limit 1 per
household per year.
**Available to City of Chicago residents only; bring check payable to
"City of Chicago" with current Chicago address; cash will not be

Note: Financial assistance is available upon advanced request; please
contact us at 312-743-WATER (312-743-9283).

Is this date and time not convenient for you?
Don't fret! There will likely be future Environmental Resource Events
in August, September, and October on the south and east sides. We will
keep you posted. Otherwise, we encourage you to purchase a rain barrel
from one of the local retailers listed below.

Not a Chicago resident?
Cook County residents can purchase rain barrels from the Metropolitan
Water Reclamation District (MWRD), however they are currently sold out.
For more information on the MWRD Rain Barrel Program, including future
pick-up dates, locations and prices, please visit:

Questions about rain barrels? Contact or
312-743-WATER (312-743-9283).
Questions about the other opportunities at the Event? Contact (312)

Thank you for your interest in helping Chicago conserve water and
manage stormwater!

The Chicago Rain Barrel Team

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