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The city of Lawrence is having trouble getting rid of the recyclables it collects. Does knowing this affect your decision to put materials in city recycling bins?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
72% 280
Yes
 
27% 104
Total 384

Comments

OwlHead 6 years, 3 months ago

Send them to a landfill. Just kidding. What sort of infrastructure does it take to recycle glass? Paper? How about aluminum and steel products? Maybe someone should recycle these locally and sell it back to community businesses. I don't know..... Gerrmany will take it. They take tons of waste and recycling off the UK and Ireland and sort it to remove recyclables then reduce the rest to biomass and BAM, energy. Maybe the local and regional governments should look a little farther than panhandlers and snow covered sidewalks and look at progressive energy ideas from countries around the globe and make something happen. Just my two cents. Peace.

labmonkey 6 years, 3 months ago

Owlhead-How much energy would it take to send our trash to Germany? There are plenty of places in KC to sell Aluminum to. For supposedly educated liberals, Lawrence has a bunch of f**ktards running it.

labmonkey 6 years, 3 months ago

Also....you can make blown insulation from newspaper. I'm sure there has to be a factory somewhere in the United states to send this to.

SMe 6 years, 3 months ago

Seems some folks here don't understand that the bottom has fallen out of the "trash" market just as it has automobiles, houses, etc. not only in Lawrence but throughout the United States (and overseas to some extent also).

gccs14r 6 years, 3 months ago

It'd be nice if the City would put together an eco-energy plant and then run city services and the streetlights from that.

OwlHead 6 years, 3 months ago

You are right labmonkey. I mentioned Germany as an example of what could be done with the recyclables and trash.

jengaman 6 years, 3 months ago

Seems like I've heard of this recycling concept. Never really put it into action. (drinks from bottled water)

M. Lindeman 6 years, 3 months ago

I am doing my part in combating urban sprawl. That is way I put everything into one can. A big blue truck comes and picks it up once a week. Now excuse me while I hug this tree!!!!

SofaKing 6 years, 3 months ago

Glue the recyclables to your house and car. Call it art.

maxcrabb 6 years, 3 months ago

"Louis, I need you at the press conference, I could lose my presidency!""Unfortunately, Peter, I lost something more important than that.""Uh-oh, not my rainbow colored toe socks!""NO! My dignity and respect for our marriage!""Oh... 'Cause I need those socks..."

feeble 6 years, 3 months ago

recyclables aren't going away, and the oil per barrel won't stay this low forever. Of course, most know-nothing ljworld trolls don't care about fiscal realities or diminishing resources, they just want to secure their personal liberties at the cost of of younger generations. Sounds like the old boss wants to stay the same boss.True patriots know that the way to energy independence lies through energy alternatives and recyclables. Of course, folks are welcome to disagree, just as they are welcome to buy their gas from 9/11 hijackers and Totalitarian states, like Russia and Iran.

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