Due to the Utility Exploration Center's temporary closure on November 16, 2020 as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, our in-person Home for the Holidays exhibit and scavenger hunt has been suspended this year. 

But, we still have some holiday fun to share! Click on the pictures below to discover some holiday activities you can do at home. 

Cookie in a jar   Soup in a jar

Gingerbread Garbage Truck    Upcycled Accordion Flower   Holiday Crown Craft   Upcycled Advent Calendar   Make a Bow Activity Instructions   Three Armed Gift Wrap Game   Reusable Wrapping Instructions   Fibonacci Lemonade Activity   Fruit Stamp Gift Wrap Instructions   Liven Up a Reusable Gift Bag   Coloring Pages


Holiday Tips to Help You Save

Excess trash, huge laundry piles, fatty food waste and extra energy and water use are common during the holidays. Not to worry! Your Roseville Utilities are here to help with practical holiday tips. Learn more about saving energy and water, reducing waste and keeping your sewers flowing during this busy time of year.

A home full of loved ones should shine! Light up your holidays for less with LED bulbs. In addition to using less energy, LED bulbs are cooler, making them safer to string on your tree than incandescent lights. Other ways to save energy include using rechargeable batteries, looking for electronics with the Energy Star® logo and replacing heater/AC air filters.

Don’t let FOG ruin your feast. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) poured down the drain can cause nasty clogs that can back up your pipes. Don’t get bogged down by sewer clogs while you have a house full of guests. Collect your FOG in a sealable, non-breakable container and dispose of it properly. Roseville residents can call (916) 774-5780 to schedule convenient curbside pickup.

Give your Christmas tree new life by recycling it into compost and wood chips. Unflocked trees can be cut up and placed in your green waste bin or brought to one of three drop-off sites around the City. Visit www.roseville.ca.us/christmastrees for dates and locations. 

Treat your trash can to a lighter load by updating your gift wrapping this year. The average household produces 25% more waste during the holiday season than any other time of the year. Reusable wrapping can help reduce the amount of waste you create while gift giving. Be creative - reuse wrapping paper and bows or wrap gifts in old maps, newspapers or fabric.

‘Tis the season to save water! Make sure there is plenty of water to go around by reminding guests to control water use. You can save 12.5 gallons per shower by limiting showers to five minutes or less. Every minute the kitchen faucet runs sends 2.5 gallons of water down the drain. Turn water off between rinsing dishes and make sure your dishwasher is full before turning it on.

"Flushable" wipes belong in the trash can, not the toilet. Wipes can cause serious problems in the sanitary sewer system. They simply do not break down easily (or at all) once they are flushed. No matter what the label says, don’t flush them, instead trash them. For sewer issues, Roseville residents should call Wastewater Collections first , (916) 774-5750.