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Aug 19

Visibility Concern at Corner of Easterling and Cottonwood.

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:32 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Could someone check the safety/ visibility on the corner of Easterling and Cottonwood? I have witnessed numerous cars having to pull into the driving lane to see any oncoming traffic at the intersection to see around a shrub that is on the north corner of this intersection. Thank you.

A.  Public Works staff spoke to the property owner, who indicated they would trim the shrubs. Staff will follow with a reinspect next week.


Aug 19

Will the Cirrus Sky walking/biking trail be plowed in winter?

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Will the Cirrus Sky walking/biking trail be plowed in winter?

A.  The Cirrus Sky path is part of the City’s trail system and will be plowed during the winter months. A City plow truck and an ATV with mounted plow will move snow off the pedestrian bridge, which typically occurs after snow removal has been performed for school routes and public buildings and facilities. Staff work diligently to address snow removal needs and abide by the City’s snow removal ordinance. For more information please contact shunter@cityoflaramie.org.


Jul 15

Where can single-use batteries be recycled?

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Where can single-use batteries be recycled?


A.  Single-use batteries can be recycled through:  https://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/Batteries.cfm

Please note that there is a charge for this service.

Currently, this is the only way to recycle single-use batteries in Laramie. Single-use batteries are not regulated. Our E-waste, hazardous waste, and lead acid battery recyclers informed us they do not want these batteries, as they are not considered hazardous. The City of Laramie legally disposes of them in a lined landfill cell, which is consistent with the recommendations of battery recyclers.

Duracell’s website explains, “Our alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals—steel, zinc, and manganese—and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. We have voluntarily eliminated all the added mercury from our alkaline batteries since the early 1990s, while maintaining the performance consumer’s demand. Therefore, alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.”

Residents can use our “What Goes Where” tool at https://www.cityoflaramie.org/197/Solid-Waste to find out how to properly dispose, recycle or compost almost any item.