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Contaminated recycling: Noncompliance in Lawrence system creating trash

A half-dozen sorters plucked garbage Wednesday from among the recyclables moving along a conveyor belt inside the Hamm Material Recovery Facility, where Lawrence’s recycling goes to be separated, smashed and shipped. The scene highlighted a hiccup in the city’s year-old, single-stream recycling program: people aren’t always complying with what goes into it.

City to recycle Christmas trees after holidays

City workers will pick up and recycle Christmas trees after the holiday season.

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City board to hear proposal on restricting plastic bags in Lawrence

Three local environmental groups are taking to the city’s Sustainability Advisory Board next week a proposal to restrict single-use shopping bags by banning them or imposing a fine on shoppers who use them.

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Year-end report: Lawrence residents have taken to curbside recycling

One year after the city's curbside recycling program began, a city official says the first annual report shows the program is popular. But the program has some kinks to work out including problems with recycled glass.

Electronic recycling event this Saturday

The city of Lawrence will accept unwanted electronics during a recycling event Saturday.

City to hold compost and woodchip sale

The city of Lawrence Solid Waste Division will hold a compost and woodchip sale event for citizens this week, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day Thursday through Saturday at the Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

City sets dates to collect Christmas trees for recycling

Once the holiday season passes and its time for revelers to pack up their decorations, Lawrence residents will have two opportunities to recycle their Christmas trees.

Cans for the Community sticking around despite new citywide recycling program

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.

City to deliver recycling carts on Monday

The most visible signs yet of Lawrence’s pending curbside recycling program will start showing up on Monday.

Local nonprofit looking to collect 2,000 more pounds of aluminum cans

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.