To the editor:
We have recycled everything ever since the Walmart recycling center opened years ago. When we shop in south Lawrence several times a month, we drop the materials off at the center. No cost. No problem. Lawrence is thought to have an educated population; maybe we need to place more emphasis on recycling to save natural resources and the environment.
Trash pickup. We have used the same lightweight plastic trash container for 15 years. It cost $15 and will last another 15 years. It is my 15-15-15 plan! It weighs five pounds empty.
Why not insist on not picking up containers that are too heavy? If they are too heavy for the workers, slap a sticker on them requesting that the contents be divided into two containers. Our workers are very good at what they do and are very efficient and should not be required to lift something over 50 pounds. The city containers that are rented appear to be fairly heavy themselves.
Maybe common sense will prevail!