Archive for Friday, June 6, 2008

Cans cause

June 6, 2008


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 ( for their locations.

We donate all proceeds from can recycling so every can really does count!

Linda Klinker, chair,
Cans for the Community,


SettingTheRecordStraight 9 years, 9 months ago

I followed the link and discovered the many local charities supported by Cans for the Community proceeds. Most are outstanding. Time to discontinue the contributions to the Douglas County AIDS Project, however. They have a history of Madonna-themed condom giveaways and drag show fundraisers. Not where I want my money going.

BrianR 9 years, 9 months ago

What a cool idea. I always drop cans in the Cans for the Community boxes.

Confrontation 9 years, 9 months ago

STRS is starting his DCAP obsession, again. If you don't want your money to go there, then why don't you shut up about it? Are you jealous that they didn't allow you to perform in a drag show? Was your "Like a Virgin" routine just not good enough?

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