Contacts

Environmental Services
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN  55318
(952) 361-1800
environment@co.carver.mn.us

Environmental Center
116 Peavey Circle
Chaska, MN  55318
(952) 361-1835

Rent & Borrow

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Is the storage space in your home overflowing? Many of us wish our basement or garage was less cluttered, more spacious, and more efficient. But when it’s time for a new project, sport, or read, we tend to run out and buy tools, sports equipment, and books when we could borrow or share instead. Renting or borrowing is a great alternative to buying expensive household tools used infrequently, a good idea when trying a new sport, and a great resource for books, movies and other media.


Some ideas to help you get started!

• You can rent many tools from your local hardware store.

Merlin’s Ace Hardware – Chanhassen
Arrow Ace Hardware – Chaska
The Home Depot – Chaska
Mayer Do It Best – Mayer
Foley Brothers Hardware Hank – NYA
Hilgers True Value – NYA
Hardware Hank – Waconia
UFC Farm Supply – Waconia
True Value – Watertown

• Consider borrowing or even sharing tools with neighbors including ladders, air compressors and pressure washers.
• Ask friends or try a second hand store for used sports equipment.
• When hosting a party, ask guests to bring tables and chairs (even dishes and glasses), or rent from a party rental shop.
• Use your local library for books, movies and more! For more information, visit the Carver County Library!

 
By borrowing and sharing instead of buying, you’ll spend less money, keep your home organized, and simplify your life.

You can find more information about reuse at www.rethinkrecycling.com.