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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Help?
There are valuable opportunities for citizens to take action and get involved. Through this web site you will be able to access volunteer information, gain environmental education and learn about grant opportunities to help keep our community and county clean.

What's Important to KLLCB?
Making Lincoln and Lancaster County a cleaner and better place to live by educating people to properly dispose of their trash.

Where do I call about a Neighboor's Weed Control Problem?
Please call (402) 441-7817 for more information.

Does KLLCB Care?

In March of 1982, conservative theorists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling published an article in the Atlantic Monthly introducing a new crime fighting theory known as "Broken Windows". The theory states: "If the first broken window in a building is not repaired, then people who like breaking windows will assume that no one cares about the building and more windows will be broken. Soon the building will have no windows..."

We care because KLLCB wants to avoid the Broken Window theory. The goal of Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful program is to educate the public to properly dispose of their trash so Lincoln will avoid this syndrome. Keeping a clean community benefits the environment and the economy. More people will visit if their experience in Lincoln is positive and a clean city helps make a positive impression. A clean community benefits the economy by being attractive to new business and companies, and attractive for people to move into the community. Residents take pride in the city and less littering occurs if litter is not allowed to accumulate.


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