To the editor:
Three years ago, a small group of can recyclers got together and formed a nonprofit called Cans for the Community. Our idea was simple: Make aluminum can recycling easy, convenient, and free to our community. The results? Powerful! Since May 2005, we have been able to keep over 2 million cans out of the local landfill and we've donated $27,000 to local nonprofits.
We are grateful for the support we have received from the community. Local businesses encourage their employees to recycle their cans by placing our recycling boxes in the workplace. Several businesses and churches host our "can houses" in their parking lots allowing residents to conveniently drop off aluminum cans for recycling. Individuals and businesses have also donated money to help us buy supplies. Thank you for your continuing support and for recycling your cans with us.
If you would like to help the environment and support local charities at the same time, please join our efforts by dropping off your cans at one of our eight blue "can houses" located around Lawrence. Check out our Web site (www.cansforthecommunity.org) for their locations.
We donate all proceeds from can recycling so every can really does count!
Linda Klinker, chair,
Cans for the Community,