It’s great that you are interested in efficiently recycling at your home. The bins are too small and insufficient in size. As part of our recycling program we give residents green stickers that read “Lawrence Recycles” to be placed on any barrel you have at home. Now you can use older barrels and even better you can use a much larger bin to fill up with your recyclables. Some residents choose to purchase a large barrel with a lid and wheels.
Lawrence has a single stream recycling system, which means that you’re able to mix all recyclables in the same bin. Paper, news paper, cardboard, plastic, food cans, aluminum cans and glass can all be together. No more separating recyclables.
You can get the free recycling labels at Lawrence City Hall, DPW office on the second floor in room 201. Open Mon-Fri from 8:30a-4:30p
If you need to schedule a “bulk item” pick up, please call the city’s garbage hauler E.L Harvey service line: 1-800-321-3002.
City of Lawrence
Department of Public Works