Advertisement

Archive for Thursday, September 16, 2010

City sets compost sale Sept. 23-25

September 16, 2010

Advertisement

The city’s fall compost sale is set for next week at the Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

Here’s the schedule:

• 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. If the supply is depleted, the sale will end early.

The compost — dark, crumbly, sweet smelling material, similar in appearance to the top layer of high quality soil — is made of organic materials that have been broken down into a stable form by microorganisms. The compost is made from the weekly collection of residential yard trimmings, which includes grass, leaves, garden prunings and small woody waste.

At the sale, you may load your own material or have a city employee load it by tractor into pickups and small trailers. The city cannot load trucks with ladder racks.

The cost for the city to load compost will be $10 per pickup truckload, and more will be charged for larger trucks or trailers. The city requires payments in cash only.

Comments

consumer1 3 years, 7 months ago

They use heavy equip to load and to turn and move the compost.

0

Stacy Napier 3 years, 7 months ago

It's not mulch, It's compost, Different things. They give mulch away, but sell compost.

0

cowboy 3 years, 7 months ago

Hey LJW , why not ask the question how much income this mulch generates for the city. Since we as taxpayers invest a weekly route cost , the cost of managing this pile for a year , then the distribution.

What are we getting back in revenue for this investment.

With the city solid waste department under some scrutiny , it would be quite interestiing to see the dollar numbers on this sale.

0

consumer1 3 years, 7 months ago

mytosense. I actually have a compost pile from this year and previous year(s) grass clippings. My concern was only that people who work full time usually cannot get off on weekdays to pick it up.

0

mytosense 3 years, 7 months ago

WOW you can really feel the love in this room!! LOL

Anyhow...you guys do realize you CAN make your OWN right? There's no law against composting. In-fact, I'll bet that very soon there will be a law requiring you to compost, or pay extra to have grass and other 'greens' hauled off. It's already happening in KC, JOCO and other cities across the country. It's just a matter of time before it hits Lawrence.

It's really easy, doesn't take much room, and if you learn to do it properly it's always there ready for you to use...

Oh, having grown up farming, I can assure you we had PLENTY of organic materials around the farm to use and re-use. We didn't truck it in from anywhere else...LOL

0

lazz 3 years, 7 months ago

we're talking about mulch here, right?

0

consumer1 3 years, 7 months ago

apparently neither of you two idiots work at farming enough to keep you busy all day. Posting and complaining about others. The farmers I know don't leave the fields to go get mulch. Now if you are calling yourself a farmer but in reality you are just a gardner who has cucumber envy of real farmers then by all means leave your little patch to get some free dirt while the rest of us work hard all day long. Wussies.

0

consumer1 3 years, 7 months ago

Joco go home. Please just go home. both of you guys can KMA 10-4

0

jocogohome 3 years, 7 months ago

consumer1.....what a cry baby!!! Are you so arrogant to think that farming isn't a job? I have such a low tolerance for your type of ignorance.

0

Paul Geisler 3 years, 7 months ago

Would you really like to have the City use our tax dollars to pay workers overtime pay to work on the weekend just so you don't have to adjust your weekday schedule? Not likely! If you want to save some money on mulch for your garden then take a couple hours off Thursday or Friday and go get a truckload from the City. Otherwise quit complaining and go buy some overpriced mulch at the garden store after you are done with work!

0

consumer1 3 years, 7 months ago

Why do they do this every year when regular people have to work? It is always gone by the weekend and working people are left out. The farmers market ilk, rush in and buy it all up because they don't have regular jobs. Make it fair! Do it only on the weekend.

0

Commenting has been disabled for this item.