A month-long recycling drive to benefit the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Recycling Program starts tomorrow, Saturday, October 15. The City of Lincoln Recycling Office is cosponsoring the drive as part of America Recycles Day, Saturday, November 12. LPS will use proceeds from the drive for recycling collection containers and environmental education.
Through November 18, residents can take scrap metal and aluminum cans to Alter Scrap Processing, 525 "N" St., or Sadoff Iron & Metal Company, 5510 N.W. 39th St. and designate LPS to receive the proceeds. At the end of the drive, each business will match the public donations.
Traditional recyclables such as newspapers, office paper and magazines, cardboard, plastic (#1 through #5), and aluminum and steel cans can be taken to public drop-off sites at Midland Recycling, 440 "J" St., or Recycling Enterprises, 6100 N. 70th St. These businesses will make a $60 donation to the LPS program for each ton of recyclables deposited at their sites.
Lincoln Recycles Day is sponsored by the Solid Waste Operations Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department; WasteCap Nebraska; LPS; Lincoln City Libraries; and local recyclers. For more information on Lincoln Recycles Day, call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.