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NEW WEBSITE DEDICATED TO SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
Carver County Public Health and Environment has launched RecycleCarver.org, a website dedicated to everything solid and hazardous waste in Carver County.  In conjunction with the new website, residents and businesses can also follow RecycleCarver on Facebook for current events, interesting facts and news.  Check it out today!  RecycleCarver.org  |  Facebook

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER - MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLOSING
The Carver County Environmental Center will be closed on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  For a complete listing of 2014 closed dates click HERE.

RAIN BARREL & COMPOST BIN SALE - PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED
Rain Barrels & Compost Bins have arrived at the Environmental Center and Mackenthun’s in Waconia!  If you pre-ordered through Environmental Services prior to May 2, 2014, you may pick up your order during operating hours (see below).  Payment will be accepted at pick-up.  Please go to the location you selected when ordering.  Rain Barrels & compost bins that have not been picked up by June 24th will be made available on a first-come first-served basis beginning Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  Click for more information. http://bit.ly/1mVDNBi

Rain barrels and compost bins will be available for pick-up at the following locations during the following hours:

Carver County Environmental Center, 116 Peavey Cir, Chaska, MN (5/24/14 - 6/24/14 during open collection hours)
Mackenthun's Fine Foods, 851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia, MN (starting 5/24/14 from 7 AM - 10 PM)

CHANHASSEN DAY AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
City of Chanhassen residents - bring your items to the Carver County Environmental Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 and receive $20 in free recycling fees.  Chanhassen residents can recycle items such as appliances, electronics, tires, yard waste and carpeting.  These items have associated fees, but on April 25, 2014, the first $20 per address will be free of charge.  You will need to present an ID to verify proof of residency.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Sinclair at 952-227-1133.  For a complete list of items and costs, visit www.recyclecarver.org/ec.

WHEN:  Friday, April 25, 2014
TIME: 10 AM - 7 PM
LOCATION: Environmental Center, 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska, MN

SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION DATES
The 2014 Spring and Fall Special Waste Collection dates have been set.  To see the dates and more information pertaining to the Special Waste Collections, visit www.recyclecarver.org/special-waste.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DATES
The dates for the 2014 Residential HHW collections have been set.  To see the dates and more information pertaining to the HHW Collections, visit www.recyclecarver.org/hhw.

OPEN BURNING PERMITS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
Carver County Environmental Services announces the addition of Carver County to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) internet based burning permit system.  Beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, individuals will be able to purchase an open burning permit over the internet.

For those individuals who do not have access to the internet, the traditional paper permits from local Fire Wardens will remain available as they have in the past.

Both types of permits will be valid from the time of purchase through the end of the calendar year in which it was purchased.

The Internet address for the on-line burning permit system is http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/burningpermits.

The on-line permit will cost five dollars ($5.00) annually and the permit will be valid for an entire calendar year.  Individuals can get their permit at the start of the year and, by the use of a telephone or internet-based activation system, can burn at that location throughout the year.

As part of this new system, all permittees within the county will have to activate their permits each day they are going to burn.  This includes the paper issued permits as well as the internet issued permits.  Activating the internet permit may be done on-line or over the phone while those with paper issued permits must call a toll free number.  After providing permit information, permittees will receive a message informing them of current burning regulations and, if they are allowed to burn that day. A confirmation number issued by the system is used to validate daily burning and must be recorded on the permit.

A valid activation number will be the key to enforcement of burning permits.  Enforcement officers will look for a valid activation number, if it is not there, the individual conducting the burn may be cited for illegal burning.

Permits will not be available to residents within the following city limits:  Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Mayer, New Germany, NYA, Waconia and Watertown.  Residents residing in these cities should contact their local municipality or Fire Chief.

update Click HERE to see answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new Open Burning Permit Program. 

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