Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Recycling help

December 28, 2005


To the editor:

The community of Lawrence should thank Bo Killough and his staff at the 12th and Haskell Bargain Center for opening their doors to the numerous tons of recycling in recent months.

Since Wal-Mart closed their local recycling center in early July, for the construction of a new recycling center, the 12th and Haskell Bargain Center started accepting various recycling materials that would have either overflowed in many garages or gone directly to the local landfill. To most people these two ideas would have been unacceptable.

As an intelligent community of conscientious citizens we should be very thankful that this business expanded and ventured into this side of the industry.

Thank you!

Jeff Joseph,



Richard Heckler 12 years, 6 months ago

However it would be nice if the man would reorganize his lot so that all 18 wheelers and other large trucks exit and enter at his front on Haskell as did the previous salvage owner. The business has become a bit of a menace to neighbors and the streets/corners are simply not designed for this type of very heavy traffic. Streets are narrow and throughout this portion of the neighborhood are neither asphalt nor concrete. Broken Glass debris on 12th has been a huge problem.

How is he disposing of freon,transmission fluid, oil and radiator fluid?

Yes it is good for recyclers but this truck problem needs to change. Haskell Street is the answer. This became a problem long before Wal-Mart went on break.

Ragingbear 12 years, 6 months ago

That place is a rip-off. I took 50lbs of cans there once, and was told that it was only 30. I weighed them before hand. As for the fluids, judging by the way that place looked, it probably all went down into the storm drains.

mermily 12 years, 5 months ago

ragingbear, if you have evidence that this business is illegally dumping, may i ask that you do the responsible thing and go forward with that information. i would support you fully.

however, if not, careful about suggesting another is engaged in criminal business practices.

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