Department of Public Works


Recycling Program in Lawrence, Helping Mother Earth


Recycling saves energy, reduces pollution, and preserves valuable natural resources...with very little effort on your part. Republic Services will also provide each residence with 1- 96 gallon recycle cart (yellow color lid). Residents may mix all recyclable materials into this one recycling cart, which will be picked up every other week on the same day as your trash pick-up day. 


Acceptable recycling items include:

  • All #1 through #7 plastics bottles/jugs
  • All glass bottles/jars
  • Aluminum, Steel & Bi-metal cans
  • Newspapers, Magazines & Junk Mail
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard

Please rinse all food/drink containers.

All of the above materials can be mixed together and must fit into this one recycling cart. This makes it simple and easy for all residents to recycle.

Should you have any questions, Republic's office is available to you Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm.  You may reach us 317-917-7300 or any time at



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