City’s Solid Waste Division news for the Holiday Season

Here’s information from the City’s Solid Waste Division that will help you through the holiday season:


‘Tis the season of giving! On Monday, December 7th and Monday, December 14th (weather permitting), the City’s Solid Waste Division crews will be picking up new, unwrapped toys for donation along the regularly scheduled yard waste collection routes. All toys collected will be donated to the Lawrence Police Department’s Blue Santa Program. Residents may set out donation items next to their yard waste on either Monday. If residents do not wish to set out toys at the curb, they may drop off donation items directly at any Toys for Tots collection bins. Note, if yard waste collection is cancelled due to inclement weather on December 7th or 14th, the toy collection will not occur either. Instructions will be posted with the notice of service cancellation at


Saturday, December 12th will be the last Saturday this year the City’s Wood Recovery and Compost Facility will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the following:
• Residents may drop off brush and other yard waste which includes leaves, grass clippings, garden waste and prunings from trees and shrubs. Cost: $5 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks). Cash only.
• Residents may purchase compost or woodchips. Self-load only, bring a shovel. Cost: $10 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks). Cash only.

The facility is located at 1420 E. 11th Street, which is east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracks.

In March 2016, the facility will re-open to the public on Saturdays. For additional information, visit


Monday, December 21st (weather permitting) will be the last day of separate yard waste collection for the 2015 calendar year. Yard waste collected on Mondays is transported to the City’s Wood Recovery and Composting Facility and converted into compost for beneficial use by our citizens and city landscaping needs.

Yard waste collection will resume on Monday, March 7, 2016 (weather permitting). During the interim, yard waste will be picked up with regular household trash.

Alternatives to setting out yard waste for curbside collection are mulch mowing and backyard composting. Backyard composting bins are available for sale to Lawrence residents receiving residential trash service from the City of Lawrence by calling (785) 832-3030. Information on composting is available at


There will be no residential trash and recycling collection on Friday, December 25th due to the Christmas Day holiday and Friday, January 1st due to the New Year’s Day holiday. During these two weeks, the residential trash and recycling collection routes for Friday will be delayed by one day, moving Friday routes to Saturday collection.


Recycling your Christmas tree following the holidays is a great way to return it to nature. Lawrence residents may place live-cut trees at the curb or alley by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4th and Monday, January 11th for collection. The trees will be used for wildlife habitat. Please remove all artificial items including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. For additional information, visit

November 25, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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November 2015 PNA Meeting

The next PNA meeting is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 21, 10:00 am Lawrence Memorial Hospital, lower level, room D-South.  All Pinckney Neighborhood residents are welcome as well as businesses.

November 13, 2015 · Lance Fahy · No Comments
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Welcome to PNA’s New Communications Coordinator – Lance Fahy

PNA is pleased to announce that Lance Fahy​ is our new communications coordinator! We sincerely appreciate the interest of all who applied for this position, and we look forward to your continued involvement in making Pinckney Neighborhood a great place to live. Lance’s responsibilities will include managing much of our communications through Facebook, newsletters, emails and our website. Please join us in welcoming Lance on board.

November 9, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Part Time Job Opening – PNA Communications Coordinator

The Pinckney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator. If you are interested in applying, please review the summary of the job description and expectations listed below. The position pays up to $15 per hour, depending on skills, and generally requires about 20 hours a month. All are welcome to apply; PNA is an equal opportunity contractor.  Applications accepted until October 1: start date as soon as the coordinator is chosen and hired. Submit a statement of interest and a resume to

The Coordinator’s contract will begin as soon as possible and will be completed on July 31, 2016, which is the end of PNA’s grant year. Renewal of the contact is possible following an annual evaluation to be conducted in June. If needed, the position will be advertised in July for the following grant year.

Position Summary: The Coordinator for the PNA is responsible for completion or coordination of communications and related responsibilities, including:
•coordinating and attending regular meetings
•filing quarterly PNA reports with the City of Lawrence
•planning for and coordinating yearly events
•preparing 4 to 6 newsletter or postcard mailings and monthly e-newsletters with news and notices affecting the neighborhood
•maintaining PNA email inbox and responding to emails, as directed by the PNA Board
•coordinating signage and advertising for PNA events
•other various tasks as assigned by the PNA Board
The Coordinator will be expected to take initiative, contribute ideas, and keep the PNA Board informed of the Coordinator’s activities. The Coordinator must schedule time efficiently and work through objectives to meet goals and deadlines on time.

Skills and Attributes: PNA seeks a communications coordinator who has excellent organizational, writing, editing, verbal and interpersonal skills and proficiency with, and access to, Microsoft Word, g-mail, MailChimp, WordPress websites and Facebook. The coordinator must own or have access to a reliable computer with internet access. The Coordinator must maintain professional demeanor and appearance while representing PNA.

September 17, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic POSTPONED!

Burcham Park flood 2015

Due to flooding in Burcham Park, we feel it’s best to postpone the picnic and reschedule it. Even thought the flooding is receding, we are concerned about soggy ground and the potential large mosquito population. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience, but Mother Nature was not cooperating with us.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the rescheduled picnic can send an email to


June 7, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Curbside Bulk Brush Pick-up – June 1st!

The City is again generously making arrangements for its forestry crew to bring their chipper/shredder through Pinckney Neighborhood to collect bulk brush from your residential curbside. Pinckney is the only neighborhood in the City that makes this request and we are very grateful that the City does its best to accommodate us.

Here are the rules:
• Stack brush with the cut ends towards & close to the street where you put your trash.
• Pick-up starts very early Monday morning June 1st (put your brush our Sunday night).
• Crews will not come back to pick up materials that are placed out late.
• No lumber, fence posts. pallets or railroad ties.
• City crews are not allowed to go on to private property to get to or clean up any piles.
• It will take about two days to make it through the whole neighborhood – please be patient.

If you see the crew out and about picking up the brush, please be sure to thank them for this extra service. This is one of the many reasons we love Pinckney Neighborhood and the City!

May 29, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Electronics Recycling Event – Saturday May 2nd

ewaste_event_2014The City of Lawrence invites residents and small businesses to recycle unused or obsolete electronic equipment. Electronic equipment may contain hazardous components such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling your unwanted electronic equipment keeps these hazardous components out of the landfill.

Rain or Shine Event

DATE: Saturday, May 2nd
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: KU Park & Ride East Parking Lot, Clinton Pkwy & Crestline Dr.

Electronic recycling at this event will be provided by MRC.
Items accepted for recycling:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Televisions*
  • Video and Audio Equipment
  • Cell Phones and other Hand Held Devices
  • Microwaves and other Small Appliances

* Recycling fee (Cash or Checks ONLY):

  • $20.00 per CRT television under 27 inches
  • $40.00 per CRT television over 27 inches/all big screen televisions/all console televisions
  • no charge for other electronics

Items NOT accepted:

  • Large Appliances (Refrigerators, AC Units, Dehumidifiers)
    • To request a residential special item pickup service for large appliances, please fill out this online form.
  • Hazardous Waste (Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Compressed Gas Cylinders)


April 29, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Compost/Woodchip Sale & Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Compost and Woodchip Sale Event – March 19th, 20th, 21st

This spring the City’s Solid Waste Division will hold a Sale Event for compost and woodchips at the city’s Wood Recovery and Composting Facility Thursday through Saturday, March 19th, 20th, 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the city will load trucks and trailers; $10 per bucket load/two cubic yards).  The sale will be held rain or shine.  Cash only.  Compost and woodchips are not intended for commercial applications but rather for the citizens of Lawrence.

Residential curbside yard waste collection on Mondays

The City’s Solid Waste Division will pick up yard waste on Mondays through mid-December, except on holidays.  Residents may set out yard waste by 6:00 a.m. on Mondays only in cans, city trash or yard waste carts (NO recycling carts), or compostable paper yard waste bags.  Bundles are also accepted (must not exceed 5-feet in length or 18-inches in diameter; must not weigh more than 65-pounds).  Bundles must be tied with durable string or twine (please do not use wire, duct tape, etc.).  For a complete list of yard waste collection guidelines, please visit


March 18, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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City’s Compost Facility is now OPEN!

compostThe City’s Wood Recovery and Compost Facility located at 1420 E. 11th Street, which is east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracks will be open to the public on Saturdays, now through mid-December, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the following:


  • Residents may drop off brush and other yard waste which includes leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, and prunings from trees and shrubs.  Cost: $5 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks).  Cash only.
  • Residents may purchase compost or woodchips.  Self-load only, bring a shovel.  Cost: $10 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks).  Cash only.

March 18, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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KDOT Open House Set to Discuss West Leg of K-10 Improvements

You’re invited to join the Kansas Department of Transportation to learn more about the K-10 West Leg South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Concept Study and provide input on preliminary improvement options. The public information open house will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Southwest Middle School, 2511 Inverness Drive. The public is welcome to stop by anytime during this meeting to speak with the study team. There will be no formal presentation.

The concept study will assess existing and future traffic and safety needs on this section of K-10 and identify a preferred 4-lane access controlled freeway concept that provides a safe and reliable solution.

The purpose of this study is to:
-Provide a corridor solution that is safe and meets demand and driver expectations.
-Evaluate interchange and intersection locations through the corridor to provide safe and efficient access with consideration for the local street network.
-Re-evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the preferred alternative.

If you have questions or need special assistance at the open house please contact Kelsey Heavin at 816-527-2468 or

March 18, 2015 · pgmiller · No Comments
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