City of Los Angeles offering free rain barrels to beat drought

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The city of Los Angeles has a unique way to beat the state's historic drought, and the concept revolves around recycling.

The city is giving away free rain barrels to 1,000 residents. The goal is to collect rain water to be used on lawns and gardens. The offer is limited to residents of Los Angeles.

The 55-gallon barrels are repurposed syrup containers from Coca-Cola Co., which is partnering with the city for this campaign.

There are three opportunities to pick up a free barrel:

  • Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen

  • Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington

  • Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Los Angeles City College, East Hollywood

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