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Archive for Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday compost sale canceled after city sells out on Friday

March 23, 2012

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The city of Lawrence has canceled its spring compost sale for Saturday after a large crowd snapped up all of the city’s compost supply on Friday.

The city loaded more than 600 trucks and trailers with compost on Friday as part of its twice-annual sale that provides the gardening material for $10 per pick up load.

The city plans to conduct another sale of compost, which is made from broken-down leaves and grass clippings collected through the city’s yard waste program, in the fall.

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consumer1 1 year, 12 months ago

Do those of you who harrassed me when I made a comment about the compost being distributed during the week. When SOME OF US actually have jobs???? Just to refresh your memories, there will be plenty left quit complaining. Hmmmmmm.

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dozer 2 years ago

Guess that landscaping truck spreading compost at Bella Serra yesterday was just a coincidence then, and the same goes for the other truck I saw spreading compost on Wakarusa. You won't have a lot of repeat visitors when you send each one of your employees in a seperate truck.

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impska 2 years ago

I was there around noon and there was a very long line. I didn't see any landscape companies and I overheard one of the workers say that they weren't seeing a lot of repeat visitors. There were a couple of farmers in line and what I'd definitely consider to be dump trucks (even though the city says no dump-truck quantities).

But I really think they ran out because a lot of people turned up to get compost. The vast majority of people who go each year are normal people with normal sized trucks or trailers, plus a few self-loaders. And that was certainly true this Spring.

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dozer 2 years ago

I am sick of the landcaping companies with their trucks and trailers taking all the compost, why doesn't the city tell them no?

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patkindle 2 years ago

suck it up george money talks in lawrence ks

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patkindle 2 years ago

suck it up george money talks in lawrence ks

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George_Braziller 2 years ago

Supposedly it wasn't available for commercial use but somehow Lawrence Landscape managed to score a huge truck overflowing with it.

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patkindle 2 years ago

great for the city, $6000.00 and no saturday overtime way to got

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Rachael Sudlow 2 years ago

it was empty (and almost cleared out) by 2pm when we got there. Much more chunky of compost this year!

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blindrabbit 2 years ago

Could not believe the line at 7:45 this morning! Must have been a couple hundred vehicles lined up on east 11th Street. Will wait till Fall, lines much shorter then!

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