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Sound Off: Rural Recycling

I am wondering what options the rural area will have when the city goes to citywide recycling.

The city of Lawrence currently operates a number of drop-off collection points for recyclable material that are available to anyone. In the fall of 2014, city spokeswoman Megan Gilliland said, the city will begin providing a “single-stream recycling collection service” for all single-family and multifamily customers within the city limits. That pickup service will not be available outside of the city limits. “Rural area residents may contact their trash haulers or other curbside recycling haulers to see if they provide recycling collection services in their area,” Gilliland said. “In addition, there are privately owned recycling centers in the area that accept recyclable materials (e.g., 12th and Haskell Recycle-Center, Lonnie’s Recycling, Wal-Mart’s Eco-Center).”
According to City Manager David Corliss, the city may continue providing some drop-off collection points but probably fewer than are available now. He said the city would monitor the demand for drop-off collection service to determine how many remain open.


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