City of Lincoln
2011 Media Releases
- October 14, 2011
- For More Information Contact:
- Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043
City Encourages Residents to Pledge for Lincoln Recycles Day
Residents are encouraged to make a pledge to improve their recycling habits over the next year as part of Lincoln Recycles Day Saturday, November 12. City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon reminds residents of the difference they can make by recycling.
"By doing the right thing and recycling, we conserve resources and save valuable landfill space," said Hanlon. "People can take their recyclables to one of the City's 35 recycling dropoff sites or subscribe to curbside recycling services provided by a local business."
Pledges may be submitted online at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov. Pledge cards are due November 18 and may be picked up and returned at 31 area locations. The locations include all Lincoln City Libraries; the Air Park, Calvert, Easterday, "F" Street and Irving Rec Centers; all Russ's Market stores; and the following locations:
- A&J Recycling, 3250 N. 20th St., Suite 8
- A-Can Recycling, 3255 S. 10th St.
- Lincoln Journal Star, 926 "P" St.
- Alter Scrap Processing, 525 "N" St.
- Eco Stores, 530 W. "P" St.
- Interstate All Battery, 4310 N. 27th St.
- Downtown YMCA, 1039 "P" St.
- Fallbrook YMCA, 700 Penrose Dr., Suite B
- LaMars Donuts, 1601 "Q" St.
- Ivanna Cone, 701 "P" St.
- Open Harvest Co-op, 1618 South St.
- Sadoff Iron & Metal Company, 5510 N.W. 39th St.
Events on Lincoln Recycles Day, November 12 will include the following:
- Free wood waste recycling is available from 8 a.m to noon at Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Ct.
- A free latex paint exchange is schedule from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EcoStores Nebraska, 530 West "P" St.
- Individuals can shred up to two boxes of paper at no charge from 9 to 11 a.m. at SouthPointe Pavilions (parking lot east of Famous Dave's, 27th Street and Pine Lake Road); North Star High School student parking lot, 5801 N. 33rd St.; and Lincoln High School senior parking lot, 2229 "J" St.
Other recycling events include the following:
- A free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15 at the Woods Park parking lot, 31st and "J" streets. Another HHW collection, by appointment only (402-441-8021), is set for November 18.
- A free Drug Take Back event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Guardian Angels Homecare, 3200 "O" St. and participating Walgreens stores: 84th and Holdrege; 2630 Pine Lake Road; 70th and Pioneers Blvd.; and 1404 Superior Street.
- For a unique educational opportunity, residents may visit Bennett Martin and Walt libraries or the UNL Student Union during regular hours through November 15 to see how plastic bottles are prepared for shipment prior to being recycled. Visitors can guess how many plastic bottles are in the display and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Russ's Market stores.
Lincoln Recycles Day is sponsored by the Solid Waste Operations Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department; WasteCap Nebraska; Lincoln Public Schools; Lincoln City Libraries and local recyclers.
The Lincoln Recycles Day pledge drive and collection events are in conjunction with America Recycles Day (ARD), recognized annually on November 15. Celebrating its 14th year, ARD has grown to include millions of Americans and is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.
For more information on Lincoln Recycles Day, visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.