Events planned to celebrate America Recycles Day

Lawrence-area residents can celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday with a can-collection event and an event featuring a paneled discussion and documentary showing.

Cans for the Community, a Douglas County nonprofit, will host a citywide can collection.

On Friday, aluminum beverage cans can be dropped off at the following locations: Checkers, 2300 Louisiana St.; Cork & Barrel, 901 Mississippi St.; Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. and 4701 W. Sixth St.; Hillcrest Shopping Center, Ninth and Iowa; Hy-Vee, Sixth and Monterey Way and 3504 Clinton Parkway; Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa; Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Third and Maine; Miller Mart, Wakarusa Drive and Clinton Parkway; On The Rocks, 1818 Massachusetts St.; and Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 New Hampshire St.

Community members can also mark America Recycles Day at the Ecumenical Campus Ministries Building, 1204 Oread Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the city of Lawrence and Kansas University, the event will feature a viewing of the documentary “The Wrong Bin,” about the curbside recycling program in New York City. A panel discussion will also be included, featuring various recycling and waste professionals. All guests will be entered into a drawing for a number of prizes.