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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.

City collecting electronics for recycling on Saturday

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.

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Not yet ready to go to waste: Facility takes hazardous supplies to keep them out of landfill

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.