The City Recycling Office reports that businesses involved with Lincoln Recycles Day collected over four tons of wood waste, 495 pounds of paint and 200 pounds of recyclable batteries at various events Saturday, November 13.
The events included a latex paint exchange at EcoStores Nebraska, wood waste collection at Hofeling Enterprises and a recyclable battery exchange at Interstate All Battery Center.
"Over 750 residents pledged to improve recycling habits during the past month," said City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon. "Those pledges were turned into action on Lincoln Recycles Day as many residents took advantage of the various events taking place throughout the city. Even though Lincoln Recycles Day is only one day, there are numerous opportunities for residents to recycle a wide variety of materials. We hope they will make recycling a part of their daily activities."
Local pledges were entered into prize drawings. Local prize winners receiving a year-long subscription to curbside recycling are:
Other prize winners:
In addition to independent businesses hosting recycling events, Lincoln Recycles Day is sponsored by the City's Solid Waste Operations, Division of Public Works and Utilities, WasteCap Nebraska, Lincoln Public Schools and the Americorps program.
This was Lincoln's sixth annual celebration in conjunction with America Recycles Day, which is nationally recognized to encourage recycling and the purchase of recycled-material products. For more information on America Recycles Day, visit www.americarecyclesday.org. For more information on the City's recycling program, call the recycling hotline at 441-8215.