OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — The City of Lawrence is continuing its crusade to assist fully-grown adults in accomplishing some of their most basic responsibilities.

Last week, the city unveiled its new and shiny trash day alert system, through which community members can sign up to receive a text message or an email reminding them to haul their refuse to the curb. No longer will folks who hold down a job, pay bills and even — gasp — raise children be saddled with the laborious task of remembering when trash day is.

The system is the product of four months of work by the city’s in-house technology staff ahead of a shift in the municipal trash schedule, one which has been widely announced through trash can sticky notes and other informative avenues ahead of time.