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2005 Media Releases


Date:
October 7, 2005
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 441-7043


Mayor To Cut Ribbon On New Recycling Site

Mayor Coleen J. Seng will have a ribbon cutting for the City’s newest recycling drop-off site at 3:15 p.m. TODAY, Friday, October 7. The site is located south of the fire station at 5435 N.W. 1st Street and serves residents in northwest Lincoln, including the Highlands and Fallbrook neighborhoods. The Mayor will be joined by students from Fredstrom Elementary School and East High student Derek Outson, who has been featured in the City’s “do the right thing…do the recycle thing” education campaign.

“Recycling extends the life of valuable resources - resources that will be important for our kids in the future,” said Mayor Seng. “This is one of 23 sites around the City and Lancaster County that make it easy for residents to ‘do the right thing.’”

The 23 recycling sites accept newspapers; residential mixed paper such as junk mail and magazines; cardboard; aluminum and tin cans; clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars; and plastic # 1 and #2 containers. The City also operates five recycling sites for newspaper only.

In the 2004-2005 fiscal year, the City received 6,550 tons of recyclables, an all time high for the volume of material collected at the recycling drop-off sites. For a listing of the recycling drop-off sites and the types of material accepted at the sites contact the recycling hotline at 441-8215; visit the City Web site, lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle); or see pages 42 through 44 in the blue pages of the Alltel phone directory.


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