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Murdoch’s keep rain barrels on stock.3322 Grand Ave.(307) 721-1733.
Ace Hardware will special order rain barrels for interested customers.611 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070(307) 755-0781
Ran Barrel Instruction
The Wyoming State Engineers office is in charge of water rights in the state. At this time the state does not have a permit process and there is no City of Laramie ordinance preventing the use of rain barrels. Citizens are able to catch storm water for personal use without regulation.
It is best to empty rain barrels every one to two weeks. This allows the barrels to refill during each storm and prevents insects from laying eggs in the water.
Other ways to prevent mosquitoes:
Casper: glass is collected at various drop-off locations around the community and used as landfill cover. Costs are paid by rate payers in collection and disposal fees.
Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Rawlins – no glass recycling currently offered.
Fort Collins, CO - accepts glass at a drop-off location plus requires private haulers to offer recycling services. The glass collected at the drop-off location is taken to Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. Rates vary by private vendor, no municipal services are offered.
Loveland, CO - accepts glass at 6 drop-off locations and then it is taken to Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. Costs are assessed to rate payers.
Nationwide glass recycling is an issue because of the cost to transport and process the glass. The manufacturing companies have to spend more time and energy to sort glass that is contaminated with other garbage. In order to offset those costs, the manufacturing companies do not provide a high rebate for glass. Since the rebate for glass is so low, communities cannot offset the travel costs to transport their glass recycling. It is becoming more economically feasible nationwide for communities to dispose of their glass in the landfill.