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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.

Upcycled wares on the up and up in Lawrence

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.

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New recycling program to kick off at Saturday’s football game

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.

Cans for Community adds drop-off bin at On the Rocks

A new drop-off bin for recycling aluminum cans is now open at On the Rocks, 1818 Mass.

City offering compost for sale on two upcoming Saturdays

The first of two city of Lawrence compost sales this fall will be Saturday.

State law would make Lawrence wait two years to start curbside recycling program

A little-known state law will prevent Lawrence from starting a citywide curbside recycling program for at least two years.