As the city of Lawrence initiates its new citywide recycling program, Cans for the Community, the organization that collects aluminum cans and donates the proceeds to local nonprofits, wants to remind the public that it is not going anywhere.
The most visible signs yet of Lawrence’s pending curbside recycling program will start showing up on Monday.
Cans for Community, a local nonprofit, is attempting to collect and recycle 5,000 pounds of aluminum cans in April. According to a news release, the group is about 2,000 pounds short.
Upcycling — not only is it all over websites such as Etsy and Pinterest, it’s an increasingly popular trend in Lawrence. Between downtown shops and individual artisans, creative types are breathing new life into old objects and finding success selling them online and in stores. By Sara Shepherd.
Armed with 60 bins and a crowd of volunteers, student groups will kick off a new gameday recycling program at the KU football game Saturday. Leaders hopes to gather a group of around 50 student, faculty and staff volunteers to swarm the areas outside the stadium. In addition to setting out recycling bins, they’ll visit tailgating groups with bags in hand to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and they’ll hand out hats, can koozies and other promotional items. By Matt Erickson.
A new drop-off bin for recycling aluminum cans is now open at On the Rocks, 1818 Mass.
The first of two city of Lawrence compost sales this fall will be Saturday.
A little-known state law will prevent Lawrence from starting a citywide curbside recycling program for at least two years.
The City of Lawrence is hosting an electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Lawrence and Douglas County residents have known for years about the household hazardous waste program. It is designed to take a variety of products that officials want to keep out of the landfill, either because they create an environmental hazard or in many cases create a fire hazard when they’re thrown into the back of a trash truck.