Trees offer many benefits to people and wildlife, and are an investment one generation makes for the next. Lawn can turn golden and eventually recover. Trees, however, can be lost forever. Customers should prioritize their landscape, saving limited supplies for watering high-value trees and plants first.
The news is filled with stories about the drought and new requirements to reduce water use, but what it means on a personal level is not always clear. So here’s the short story on what the new drought ordinance requires of each Roseville household.
While your One Big Bin (see onebigbin.com) eliminates the need to separate trash from recyclables, you can still take plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, newspapers and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam to one of our convenient drop-off sites.
Roseville is a progressive city, focused on providing services to our community for a smart, sustainable future. Part of that future includes recent gains in economic development as our economy recovers from the Great Recession-- all the while facing an unprecedented fourth year of drought. A telltale sign of economic recovery is increased commercial and housing growth, not only in Roseville, but throughout the greater Sacramento region and statewide. As the stress on the ongoing drought wears on, customers and stakeholders ask us: “Why do you continue to build when there is a water shortage or drought?”
We are pleased to announce that both our July and August workshops will now be free of charge thanks to coordination between the City of Roseville, State of California Department of Water Resources, Placer County Water Agency, City of Rocklin and EcoLandscape. In this time of drought conditions, sign up for these workshops to learn how to reduce landscape water use and how to convert thirsty lawns into beautiful beds. Sign up today!
The One Big Bin idea brings up a lot of questions. You know that you put all trash into a single container. You know your trash is taken to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where machines and people sort through it to pull out recyclables. But do you know what gets recycled—and what doesn’t?