City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling News(Sent: 2012-03-16 15:49:20)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathy Richardson, waste reduction and recycling operations supervisor, (785) 832-3030, or Cassandra Ford, waste reduction and recycling specialist, (785) 832-3030
The city’s compost sale will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24.
The compost sale will close early if the supply is depleted. The cost is $10 per truck load; the price will be more for larger trucks or trailers (cash only, please). The city cannot load trucks with ladder racks. This compost is not intended for commercial applications, but rather for the citizens of Lawrence. Dump truck quantities are not allowed. If you load the compost yourself, there is no charge. Bring shovels and buckets if you plan to load your own. The event is held at the city’s Wood Recovery and Composting facility located at 1420 E. 11th Street (east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracks).
The City of Lawrence’s compost is made from the weekly curbside collection of residential yard trimmings, which includes grass, leaves, garden pruning, and small woody waste. Due to the length of the composting process and the biological changes that occur, 99 percent of all chemicals have dissipated prior to public distribution. City staff tests the compost for levels of ammonia and carbon dioxide; tests are also completed for pH and salinity.
Compost is a fertilizer, and is meant to be mixed into the soil. For food gardens, it is recommended to add up to 1-1/2 inches of compost to every six inches depth of tilled soil. Do not plant in 100 percent compost. Visit www.LawrenceRecycles.org for more information.
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) - The City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Division invites individuals, organizations, and businesses to take part in the 12th Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The parade begins at 11 a.m., with the Earth Day Celebration in South Park following from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parade and exhibitor registration deadline is Monday, March 26. Visit http://www.lawrenceks.org/wrr/earthday to review the participation guidelines and complete the online registration forms. There is no cost to participate. All requests for exhibit space are filled on a first come, first served basis according to arrival of completed registration.
The Lawrence Earth Day Celebration works every year to educate residents and businesses regarding the importance of responsible environmental policies, raise awareness of each individual’s impact on the natural environment, and highlight actions each person can take to make Lawrence and Douglas County a more sustainable and eco-friendly place to live.
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