Eden Prairie is offering several recycling opportunities for residents this year, including one this month.
A Spring Recycling Drop-Off Event is taking place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16 at the Eden Prairie Yard Waste Site, 9811 Flying Cloud Drive.
Drop off appliances, electronics, electrical equipment and tires for recycling by Certified Recycling. All items are paid for directly by the resident in cash or check only. Checks can be made payable to Certified Recycling. Bicycles are accepted free of charge by Recovery Bike Shop.
A detailed price list is available. The city covers recycling costs up to the first $10 per household (no cash value).
Emptying the fire hydrants in April
The Eden Prairie Utilities Division will be performing a flushing and maintenance check on all hydrants in the city throughout the month of April.
According to the city, this flushing process involves opening and exercising each hydrant, expelling any sediment that has accumulated in the pipes. The process takes place every year to maintain the quality of water in the distribution system and to ensure that each of the city’s 4,000 standpipes is in good working order.
Motorists should exercise caution when driving in and around the test sites. Call the city’s utility division at 952-949-8530 with any questions or concerns.
Manufacturing job fair April 12
The Community Foundation and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Manufacturing Career Fair from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the Garden Room located inside Downtown, 8080 Mitchell Road.
SouthWest Transit offers job seekers free transportation to the job fair via SW Prime from anywhere within its SW Prime service area. Many local manufacturers will be there to fill high-paying jobs. There will also be refreshments and raffles.
Mayor urges residents to save water
Eden Prairie Mayor Ron Case challenges residents to conserve water, energy and natural resources by participating in the Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge.
The annual town challenge is a friendly competition between towns to see who can be the most “water wise”.
Throughout April, residents can pledge to take a series of simple water-saving actions on Mywaterpledge.com on behalf of Eden Prairie. Participants promise to follow a series of small conservation measures for their homes, yards and cars, such as washing only full loads of laundry, fixing leaky faucets and walking or biking short distances.
“Eden Prairie has participated in the annual National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge since its inception in 2012,” Case said. “By participating in the challenge, we demonstrate that our community is actively committed to saving water and recognize that water conservation and other sustainable practices are necessary to maintain the high quality of life we all enjoy at Eden. Meadow.”
Entrants can win $3,000 toward utility bills, Toro home irrigation upgrades, Hobie gift cards and hundreds of other green prizes. Residents can also nominate a deserving charity in their community to receive a next-generation 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE.
The Wyland Foundation has introduced a new digital tool, My Volunteer Water Project, to give residents a way to complete hands-on projects at home, in the community and in the workplace throughout the year to support efforts sustainable development of their communities. The more projects residents complete throughout the year, the better a city’s chance of winning the Mayor’s Challenge in April.
The Wyland Foundation presents the 11th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation in association with Toyota, EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Hobie Surf Shops and Petal.
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