The scrap metal recycling drive conducted in November as part of Lincoln Recycles Day raised over $2,500 for the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) recycling program. Alter Scrap Processing and Sadoff Iron and Metal Company accepted scrap metal and aluminum cans from the public. Public donations and matching funds totaled $2,551.16, and a check was presented January 9 at an event that included Alter, Sadoff, LPS students and staff and the City Recycling Office. LPS will use the money for new recycling containers.
"During the past 15 years, the LPS Recycling Program has re-purposed many old trash containers into recycling containers by patching rusty holes, replacing wheels and lids, and repainting," said Marti Franti, LPS Recycling Program Coordinator. "The life expectancy is over for many of these containers, and they can no longer be repaired. But they can be recycled as scrap metal, and LPS can use the funds from this scrap metal drive to purchase new containers for our recycling program. What a great way to close the recycling loop."
The public donated scrap metal worth $580.31 at Alter Scrap Processing and $85.27 at Sadoff Iron and Metal Company. The companies matched the amount of the public donations received at their locations. Sadoff donated an additional $1,220, which included funds from the metal rims collected at a scrap tire collection earlier this fall.
Lincoln Recycles Day 2012 also included the following events:
Winners were Cathy Bristol; Glenda Langley and her mother; Ken Darby; Lalit Jha; Micki Cruthers; Jim Cassel; U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry and family; Brian Schwinck; Chris Andregg; Terry Schonove; Lynn Stangl; Elisa Hesse; LeAnn Frobom; Michaela Glover; Scott Williamson; Luke Peterson; Alex and A.J. Lake; David Fortune; Phyllis McCaul; and Jefferson and Jackson Roberts.
Since 1990, the network of drop-off sites has collected 228 million pounds of recyclables. More information on recycling is available at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov.