City of Lawrence to reopen compost facility for the year starting March 2

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Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on Jan. 31, 2023.

The City of Lawrence announced Tuesday that its compost facility at 1420 E. 11th St. is set to reopen for the year starting Saturday, March 2.

The city operates the facility, where Lawrence residents can drop off yard waste and pick up compost and wood chips, on Saturdays starting in March and continuing through Dec. 16.

To celebrate the reopening, the city will host a “self-load” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 1, where residents who take part must bring their own tools to load and unload at the cash-only facility.

“Last year, we kept over 15,000 tons of material out of the landfill,” Megan Withiam, environmental programs technician with the City of Lawrence, said in a news release. “We also gave out over 6,700 tons of composted materials.”

More information about the compost facility, yard waste collection and the city’s efforts toward sustainable practices — plus an interactive calendar listing city-load and self-load events at the facility — is available on the city’s website.


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