The second year for Lawrence's pilot composting program will begin this weekend, the city recycling coordinator announced.
Earthbound '91 will have two drop-off places, called GLOBE sites, available again this year, said Patricia Marvin, city recycling coordinator.
GLOBE is an acronym for the items accepted by the program: grass, leaves, oil, batteries and earthbound. These items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays by the rocket at Centennial Park and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays at Holcolm Park's parking lot off 25th Street.
The GLOBE sites are only for the materials listed at the times listed. Marvin warns that improper use of the sites may result in their closure.
The city also has expanded its Wednesday curbside collection of grass and leaves. The new route is in the area bounded by Sixth Street to the north, Kasold Drive to the east, Clinton Parkway to the south and Wakarusa Drive to the west. The city will resume its collections in the Indian Hills, Breezedale, Chaparral and Anderson Acres subdivisions.
Additional leaf collection routes may be run in areas with many trees this fall.
Marvin said an estimated 10,000 tons of yard waste is generated in Lawrence annually. At current landfill disposal rates of $15.52 per ton, the disposal cost for yard wastes is about $150,000 a year.
For more information, call Marvin at 832-3330 or the recycling information line at 832-3030.