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Rain Barrel Diverter & Parts KitsRain Barrel Diverter Kits

Based on the response last round, Sustainable Wheat Ridge is back with more rain barrel kits!

Sustainable Wheat Ridge is providing FREE rain barrel diverter & parts kits to create your own rainwater collection system at your home. Rain barrels help to collect and conserve rain water, reduce your water bill and water your plants for free. The kit includes all accessory parts needed to easily make your own rain barrel. The rain barrel drum and tools are not included.

To sign up for your kit 

Once you submit your request for a kit, you will be contacted with information for where and when to pick it up. We have limited quantities so these kits will be available on a first come, first served basis until they run out. 

This offer is for Wheat Ridge residents only. You will be asked to verify your Wheat Ridge address when you pick up your kit (driver's license, mail, etc.) Limit one rain barrel per household.

Home Energy Squad discounts

Sustainable Wheat Ridge, in partnership with the City of Wheat Ridge and Xcel Energy, is providing Home Energy Squad and Home Energy Squad Plus visits to Wheat Ridge residents at a 50% discount. Sign up now to take advantage of this offer to help your home become more energy efficient!

Sign up here or call 303-446-7910

Claim your 50% discount by using the following discount codes: 

  • Home Energy Squad $25 (Regular Price $50) - SWRHES
  • Home Energy Squad Plus $75 (Regular Price $150) - SWRPLUS

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Green Business Application

The purpose of Sustainable Wheat Ridge (SWR) is to involve the community in recommending and prioritizing environmental sustainability goals for the City of Wheat Ridge, including Wheat Ridge businesses. The Wheat Ridge City Council has prioritized the following focus areas in sustainability: Green building & Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solid Waste & Recycling, Transportation, Water, and Communications & Engagement. SWR is asking for businesses that demonstrate sustainable practices to nominate themselves based upon City Council's priorities. All applications are due on Friday, August 30 at 5 p.m. All applicants must be businesses located in the city of Wheat Ridge. Qualified applicants may be recognized at the 2019 Wheat Ridge Business Awards. Apply Here

EV Charging Station

Sustainable Wheat Ridge is pleased to announce that the City of Wheat Ridge has been awarded a grant from Charge Ahead Colorado to partially fund the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center! This will be the first EV Station located at a municipal building in the City of Wheat Ridge. To learn more about this project, read the Press Release Here.

For more information on Sustainable Wheat Ridge (SWR) news and events please see the City’s Communications and Public Information web page.