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