The City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas Bring National Recycling Celebration to Town

Friday, November 15, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas will host a panel of experts to answer your recycling questions and present a short documentary film in the auditorium of Ecumenical Christian Ministries (ECM) located at 1204 Oread Avenue.

Lawrence and the University of Kansas are joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. This year’s America Recycles Day theme, “I Want To Be Recycled,” will help to educate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being as well as motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.

On Friday at the ECM, the following individuals will answer questions about recycling from students and residents:

  • Manny Abarca, University of Kansas Recycling Operations Coordinator
  • Lydia Gibson, Missouri Organic Recycling Project Manager
  • Kathy Richardson, City of Lawrence Solid Waste Manager
  • Charlie Sedlock, Hamm Waste Services Director
  • Donna Utter, Ripple Glass Director of Business Development

After the panel discussion, there will be a viewing of the documentary “The Wrong Bin”.  Emmy nominated filmmaker Krishnan Vasudevan documents the trials and triumphs of the curbside recycling program in New York City.  The audience is invited to continue the community recycling conversation after the film.

There will be great recycling door prizes donated by Cottin’s Hardware, Ripple Glass and The Home Depot.  For more information about this event and recycling in Lawrence, visit

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15th to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at


November 13, 2013 · pgmiller · No Comments
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