MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility office reminds residents and businesses about the town-wide rain barrel program.
The order deadline is Sept. 5.
The program is coordinated by UpCycle Products Inc., and order forms are available at the Stormwater Utility office, 9111 Broadway, Suite C, and the Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, in the Clerk-Treasurer’s office, the Planning & Building office and the Town Manager’s office. Forms are also available at the Public Works office, 13 W. 73rd Avenue, and the Pruzin Center, 5750 Tyler St.
Customers can order online at www.upcycle-products.com; click on the form for "Merrillville" on the right side of the Upcycle page. Or, call Upcycle at (815) 735-9583 to order. Completed order forms sent in by mail with payment should be sent to Upcycle Products, 400 East Wapella St., Minooka, IL 60447.
Rain barrels should be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Public Works Department parking lot, 13 W. 73rd Ave. A paid receipt is required to verify purchase information. Residents unable to pick up the rain barrel Sept. 12 are asked to arrange for a friend, relative or neighbor to pick up their order.
The 55-gallon rain barrels are made from recycled food grade barrels and are available in blue or black at $51 each or in terra cotta or gray at $56 each if paid by check; for those paying by credit card, rain barrels in blue or black cost $53.50 each or in terra cotta or gray are $58.50 each; credit card payments include a $2.50 processing fee. All parts are included with each rain barrel.
For further information, call the Stormwater office at (219) 472-8668 or visit www.upcycle-products.com.