Thursday, July 17, 2008

Attention Chicago Residents

This was brought to my attention by a fellow Depot District merchant (Lori from Serendipity Antiques). Great deals for Chicago residents, and some resources for everybody else! Green Home Experts in Oak Park also has rain barrels and compost bins (see link at the bottom of my blog).

Dear Chicago Residents,

The next couple opportunities to purchase a discounted ($40) Chicago
Rain Barrel are coming up!

City of Chicago's Environmental Resource Events
Saturday, August 9, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL

Saturday, September 20, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Parking Facility
900 E. 103rd 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
***August 9 Event ONLY.

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 one final Environmental Resource Event
in October. 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

Other Local Rain Barrel Retailers and Internet Sales
Greenmaker Building Supply (Available at store)
Price: $75.00 + 10% discount to folks who say "the City sent me!"
2500 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60639

Lake Street Landscape Supply (Phone order only)
Price: $95.00
Call 312.226.0760 to order your barrel.
1810 W. Lake Street
Chicago IL 60612

SustainDane’s RainReserve Rain Barrel Systems (Online order only)
Price: $89.99
Madison, WI

Midwest Internet Sales (Online order only)
Price: $124.95 (shipping included)

Aaron’s Rain Barrels (Online order only)
Price: $150.00 (shipping included)

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