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The City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division offers outreach and education opportunities to all groups, and can do onsite presentations as well as tours of the Composting Facility or Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Each presentation and activity is tailored to meet the groups’ needs and interests.

For more information or to set up an outreach, fill out the outreach request form, call 832-3030, or email recycling@lawrenceks.org.

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Outreach & Presentations

Our staff is available to give presentations at your school or meeting. We can present on recycling, hazardous waste, composting/vermicomposting, and other solid waste topics. Additionally, we are available to table at your public event.

Facility Tours

The following sites are available for tours: Composting Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Demonstration Areas

At the City’s Recycling Facility, the following demonstration areas are available for viewing: vermicomposting bin, rain barrel, rain garden, and a variety of outdoor composting bins. Presentations and workshops may be given at this facility.

Workshops & Classes

Our division hosts several Composting classes per year. To be notified, sign up for ‘Trash & Recycling’ e-news at this link: https://lawrenceks.org/subscriptions/.

Compost 101

On Tuesday, February 27th, the City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division will host a 1-hour educational class on composting from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Solid Waste Administrative Office located at 320 NE Industrial Lane. The goal of this class is to provide aspiring composters and anyone interested in learning the foundations of composting with enough basic knowledge on composting to begin a project on their own.

Composting at home is the best way to recycle residential organic waste into an ideal material for improving lawn and garden soils. Compost adds essential nutrients and organic matter to the soil, while also building soil structure by loosening the soil for better root penetration and improving the soil’s capacity to hold water.

The class is free and open to the public, but there is limited space available. To enroll, complete the online class registration form.