Rain Barrel Tips:

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:

  • Use a mesh. DO NOT collect it as standing water

  • Clean the barrel regularly

  • Check for cracks and leaks

  • Add a tablespoon of dish soap after each storm

  • Add a mosquito dunk

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1. What is a rain barrel?
2. What are the benefits of rain barrels?
3. Where can I purchase a rain barrel in town?
4. Can I make my own rain barrel?
5. Are rain barrels legal?
6. Rain Barrel Tips:
7. How are other communities handling glass recycling?
8. What are the next steps for glass recycling in Laramie?
9. What are the environmental impacts of recycling?
10. Has the city of Laramie explored any glass recycling options?
11. What is a bottle-to-bottle recycling operation?
12. Why is the city not recycling glass?
13. When was glass recycling in Laramie discontinued?
14. Should we be concerned with hazardous waste?
15. What is household hazardous waste?