City to hold compost and woodchip sale this week

In this file photo from March 23, 2012, trucks line up for the city's compost sale at the city’s compost facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

The city’s solid waste division will hold a compost and woodchip sale this week.

The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the city’s compost facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

The sale of compost and woodchips is cash only and will cost $10 per bucket load, equivalent to two cubic yards, according to a city news release. Other information on the sale is below:

• The city will load trucks and trailers. The city cannot load trucks with ladder racks.

• Self-loading small quantities are free. Those include a small bag, plastic tote or box.

• Bring a tarp to secure woodchips in trucks and trailers to prevent littering the roadway.

• Compost and woodchips are not intended for commercial applications, but rather are for Lawrence residents.

Compost and woodchips are available beyond this week’s sale as well. Self-loading of compost and woodchips is $10 per truckload and occurs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from March through mid-December. Residents must bring their own shovel. More information can be found online at LawrenceRecycles.org.