Events

Zero Waste Events
Just because Roseville holds events that attract hundreds of people, doesn't mean we have to make tons of trash. Instead we make some of our activities Zero Waste events. That means we plan to reduce the waste we generate, then we work to recycle or compost as much of the waste we do have. More than 95% of waste generated gets reused, recycled or composted. Thus we take something many people think of as trash and turn it into a treasure.

Even though more than 3,000 people took part in various Roseville events in 2013, they didn’t leave a pile of trash behind.

Roseville turned the Home and Garden Fair, the Earth Day Celebration, the Nature Center Pig Roast, the Run for the Roses and the Wild Rice Festival into Zero Waste Events.

Organizers, including city staff, worked to reduce waste and then to recycle or compost the waste that was generated. As a result they were only 28 pounds of trash generated from all five events combined; 96% of the waste was recycled or composted. Previously all the waste was thrown in the garbage.

In addition to traditional bottle and can recycling, the Zero Waste events collect organic material for composting. The events use special biodegradable cutlery made from cornstarch. It is collected along with paper cups, food waste, paper towels and other organic materials and taken to an industrial composting facility to biodegrade. Industrial composting facilities are able to handle many materials that can’t go in your backyard compost. The finished compost is used for landscaping, erosion control other similar projects.

If you’re interested in reducing waste at your get together, visit the Green Gatherings website.

Volunteers are key to making these Zero Waste events successful. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the city Recycling Coordinator.

Living Smarter Fair
Website: Living Smarter Fair 
When: February 15, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B, Roseville, MN 55113 
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Earth Day
Website: Earth Day Event 
When: April 19, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale Street, Roseville, MN 55113 
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Bin and Barrel Sale (Pick Up Only)
When: April 25, 2014, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 
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Clean Up Day
When: April 26, 2014, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Dale Street Soccer Field Parking Lot, 2555 Dale Street, Roseville, MN 55113 
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Free Shredding
When: May 17, 2014, 9:00 am – noon
Where: Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 
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Run for the Roses
When: June 21, 2014, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Wild Rice Festival
Websites: Wild Rice Festival Event or wildricefestival.org 
When: September 13, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale Street, Roseville, MN 55113 
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