Events

Fridley Fire Day at Dairy Queen!

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Openings on City Commissions

Currently, there are vacancies on the Planning Commission, the Appeals Commission and the Environmental Quality and Energy Commission. If you would like to be considered for these openings, please fill out a Commission Application or contact the Fridley City Manager's Office if you would like one mailed to you.

For further information about each commission, as well as the requirements for joining a commission, visit our City Commissions page. If you have any other questions, please contact the Fridley City Manager's Office.

49er Days Kids Day

The 2014 Kids Day event will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Medtronic Rice Creek Campus. Activities will include...

Games

Crafts

Magician

Face Painting

 

Organizations & Businesses: If you are interested in particiapting in Kids Day by providing an activity or making a donation please check out the pdfinfo and registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Fire Prevention Week Annual Open House

Saturday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fridley Fire Station 1 located at 6431 University Ave NE 

Please join us for a day of fun and learning!

Hourly Demonstrations - Meet Your Local Firefighters - See the "Jaws of Life" in Action - Fire Extinguisher Demos - Try on Fire Equipment - Climb on a Fire Truck - Police Cars & Public Works Vehicles - Snacks - Many Activities for Kids - Safety Information for All Ages 

120x600v01leftlogo  This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
• Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
• Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don't respond properly.
• Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

 

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Link to Open House Video

 

Allied becomes Republic

 

New Name, Same Recycling Provider: Allied becomes Republic

The City of Fridley's recycling contractor has a new name: Republic. Formerly known as Allied Services, it is the same company, the same people and the same recycling services. Recycling carts will gradually upgrade to the Republic name. If residents have questions about their service, or to obtain a free upgrade to the next larger recycling cart, contact Republic at (952) 941-5174 or the City Environmental Planner at (763)572-3594.

 

 

What Does Glass Recycling Mean?

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Fridley's Recycling Coordinator recently toured a glass recycling plant in St. Paul. Strategic Materials, new plant (2011), processes around 400 tons of glass daily. Questions arose about what kind of glass was ok to recycle. The answer? Soda pop and beverage bottles, jars,

Q: How do you sort glass colors when it is all mixed together? A: Optical sorters are used and the colors are sorted into sizes all the way down to glass dust!

Q: What are the biggest problems in the glass waste stream when it gets to your plant? A: Ceramics, porcelain, window glass and mirrors should NOT be tossed into recycling bins. Things like Pyrex glass baking dishes are also not good because all of these items melt at a high temperature and if they get mixed into good glass in the re-manufacturing process, it may cause flaws or bubbles in the final product. Another problem item is labor intensive—plastic bottle caps slip through the sorting process before the glass gets to us and we have to rake through the glass manually to pull them out! Placing the tops back on plastic bottles and then placing them in your recycling container could help.

Q: What kind of glass DO you want? We want glass bottles and jars.

According to the Recycling Association of Minnesota, recycling glass helps our economy because manufacturers can use a high percentage of recycled glass in production of new glass, reducing the need for raw materials, which cuts air pollution by 20%. In addition, when a new bottle is made from recycled materials, it generates 50% less water pollution in the process. New products like glass tiles and countertops for kitchens and bathrooms can use recycled glass. Other industries use recycled glass for asphalt and adhesive producers.

 

Pickleball New to Fridley

Pickleball is a relatively new sport to Minnesota.  It is a cross between Tennis and Table Tennis.  The court is slightly smaller than that of a tennis court and the game is played with paddles instead of racquets and a whiffle ball instead of a tennis ball. The City has two courts at Commons Park (555 61st Ave NE).   For those interested in playing pickleball we have court time at Commons Park in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. During the evening hours Commons is available for Pickleball on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  You can also check out  pickleball racquets and balls from the Fridley Recreation Department for a small deposit and get the deposit back when you return the pickleball equipment.  

Fridley Recreation office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and located at 6431 Unversity Ave NE Fridley MN 55432.   

For more information on Pickleball you can call the Fridley Recreation Department at 763-572-3570.  

Compost Sites Now Open in Anoka County

The two Anoka County yard waste drop locations are: Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapid (763-767-7964) and Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park in Lino Lakes (651-429-3723). Fees to drop off yard waste are $5 per vehicle for up to four cubic yards of plant waste. Larger quantities of yard waste are charged accordingly. Keep leaves and grass separate from tree branches and stumps. Provide proof of residency to use these facilities. For more information visit www.anokacounty.us/yardwaste

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