Data provided by recycling collectors show the number of residents who invest in curbside pickup grew 24 percent from 2017 to 2018. Currently, 40 percent of single-family households invest in curbside recyclables collection in Lincoln.
Garbage/recycling collectors are equipped to handle the addition of more curbside pickups.
Through increased curbside use, garbage/recycling collectors become more efficient, as they pick up recycling from more homes on the same street, using the same tank of gas.
Data shows residents who choose curbside recycling collection recycle four-and-a-half times more material than all others. If residents have questions about how or what to recycling, the Solid Waste Management Division or your recycling company can help. Call our hotline at 402-441-8215.
Solid Waste Management invests a minimum of 60 hours per week maintaining recyclables collection sites due to illegal dumping, vandalism or other poor uses.
This proposal will save LTU Solid Waste Management an estimated $2 million per year in operation costs.