City’s spring compost sale continues through Saturday

photo by: Richard Gwin

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 of Lawrence’s solid waste division has begun its spring compost and woodchip sale.

The sale is being held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the city’s compost facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

The sale is cash only, with compost and woodchips costing $10 per bucket load, equivalent to two cubic yards, according to a city news release.

The city said it will load trucks and trailers but noted that it cannot load trucks with ladder racks. Residents — the compost and woodchips aren’t intended for commercial applications — are encouraged to bring a tarp to secure loads in trucks and trailers.

Small quantities that are self-loaded into small bags, plastic totes and boxes will be free, the city said.

If residents can’t make it to the spring sale, they’ll have the opportunity to purchase and self-load compost and woodchips every Saturday until mid-December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about the weekly sales are available at

The city’s compost is created from the weekly curbside collection of residential yard waste, and the woodchips are made from brush and tree debris dropped off from residential and commercial sources, according to the city’s release.


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