Before the regular trash run each week, the city of Lawrence does a separate run for yard trimmings. How much does that extra route cost?
The labor costs are about $118,000 per year and fuel costs are $30,000 per year, said Bob Yoos, the city's solid waste manager. The cost to residents is bundled into the monthly $12.68 sanitation fee. The yard waste is composted, which saved the city $344,000 in landfill costs last year. For more information, visit www.lawrencerecycles.org/residentialrecycling.shtml#yardwaste or call 832-3032.