Move out information
Moving can create a lot of waste. Help our community keep usable goods out of the landfill by donating or recycling your unwanted items. May through August are peak months for moving out of apartments and homes in Lawrence. A little planning and preparation goes a long way toward reducing the amount of waste your move produces. Click the link below for more information on reducing waste, donation opportunities, and recycling options during move out.
Move out flyer (PDF, 393 KB)
Did You Know?
Did you know that the United States Census Bureau estimated there were 85.4 million mothers in the United States in 2008 (census.gov)? Since 1914, the United States congress has celebrated mothers nationwide by recognizing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. It's estimated that Americans will spend roughly $18.6 Billion on Mother's Day this year (modernmom.com). You can make a positive environmental impact this Mother's Day by purchasing products produced with recycled content and by creating crafts from reusable materials.
- Old window picture frame: You can create a unique picture frame for your mom by reusing an old window. You can add a fresh coat of paint to give the frame a new look or leave it distressed for a rustic feel.
- Grow Bottle Upcycled Hydrogardens: Give the gift that keeps on giving-fresh herbs! Grow Bottle Upcycled Hydrogardens are small organic herb gardens built out of hand-crafted recycled wine bottles.
- Cold frame: Support Mom's green thumb by crafting a cold frame from reused materials. Cold frames allow you to start plants earlier in the season and to extend the growing season in the fall. All of the reused materials needed to construct the cold frame can be purchased at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
- Sun jar: Do you have an old solar light lying around, but the cheap plastic container is broken? Reuse the solar cell and light to create a sun jar. A sun jar built from reused materials is a great way to brighten any deck or patio and bring a smile to your mom's face.
For more information on waste reduction tips and recycling, please contact the Waste Reduction and Recycling Division by calling 832-3030 or visiting www.LawrenceRecycles.org.
Play the new "What's In Your Trash?" Game!
What's In Your Trash? This is a question the Solid Waste Division researches frequently in order to divert the most amount of waste from the landfill (through recycling and composting) in the most cost effective manner to you - our community! Click on this game and test your perception of how much municipal solid waste ("trash") we generate, what the facts state, and what the City is doing about it. Enjoy the game! Click here to play now!