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October 14, 2011
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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 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:

Events on Lincoln Recycles Day, November 12 will include the following:

Other recycling events include the following:

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 or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.

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