Logan County residents will have the opportunity to
dispose of household appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers and
dishwashers; water heaters; automotive items, including engines,
transmissions and radiators; barbecue grills (no propane tanks);
bicycles; and aluminum items, including doors, windows (remove all
broken glass) and siding. There is no charge for disposal of these
A $5 fee will be charged for each refrigerator,
freezer, air conditioner and humidifier to defray the costs of
recapturing refrigerant gas. The reclamation of ozone-depleting
substances used as refrigerant is regulated by the Clean Air Act in
an effort to preserve the earth's ozone layer, which filters the
sun's ultraviolet radiation. Potential health and environmental
consequences exist if these materials are not properly handled and
disposed of. A diminished ozone layer allows more radiation to reach
the earth's surface, increasing exposure to ultraviolet rays, which
can lead to health issues such as skin cancer and environmental
issues such as reduced crop yields.
Senior citizens and handicapped individuals living
within the city limits of Lincoln may be eligible to have items
picked up curbside by the Lincoln Street and Alley Department.
Individuals wanting to sign up for curbside pickup can contact Mitzi
Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency coordinator, at
All Logan County residents are encouraged to take
advantage of this opportunity to responsibly dispose of non-working
or obsolete appliances and other scrap metal items. Area residents
may contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency at 732-9636
for recycling information, including this white goods collection.
Logan County residents will again have the
opportunity to recycle glass containers, through the cooperative
efforts of the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, the Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency, Saint-Gobain Containers and Wal-Mart. While
glass collection is offered on a limited basis, it does have a
positive effect in removing yet another item from the waste stream.
Glass is not biodegradable, meaning it will not decompose over time.
Glass can be recycled repeatedly. Last year, the glass recycling
program collected over 16 tons of glass locally.
A monthly collection will be conducted the second
Saturday of each month from April through October between 9 a.m. and
noon. The collection site will be located in the parking lot of the
Lincoln Wal-Mart store. Glass will be accepted only during the above
noted dates and times. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
will not accept glass at any of its recycling collection sites. The
collection will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
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Only container glass will be accepted for recycling. Container glass
is any glass that is used to hold either a food or beverage product.
Clear glass, as well as amber, green and blue, will be accepted. The
glass recycling program will not accept light bulbs or florescent
lights, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, chinaware, or CorningWare
Residents are asked to thoroughly rinse all glass
containers. Any metal or plastic rings around the neck area of the
container need to be removed. Labels, paper and foil, can be left on
the containers. Individuals are asked to follow the guidelines
outlined because one piece of ceramic, one light bulb or a metal
neck ring can ruin an entire load of glass being processed for
Logan County residents expressed the desire to
recycle glass, and the glass recycling program is the direct
response of local government, area businesses and civic
organizations to support local recycling efforts. Residents may
contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency at 732-9636 with
any recycling questions, including the glass collection.
Lincoln's curbside recycling program
Residents of the city of Lincoln are eligible to
participate in the curbside recycling program offered through Area
Disposal since 1997. Grant funds from the Department of Commerce and
Community Affairs (now the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity) were used to purchase the recycling truck used by the
There is no charge for the curbside recycling for
Area Disposal customers, and a nominal fee is charged for those who
are not customers of Area Disposal. Curbside recycling is available
only for in-town customers and a limited area outside the city
limits. Though there are restrictions as to what recyclable items
can be set out for collection: milk and water jugs, newspaper and
filler items, and tin and aluminum cans. Many residents find the
service more convenient than using the recycling bins located across
from Latham Park. Recyclable items are picked up on alternating
garbage collection days.
For more information on the curbside recycling
program, contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency at
732-9636 or Area Disposal at 732-7416.
When it comes to curbside recycling, remember to
sort it, save it, and set it out!
[News release submitted by Mitzi Rohlfs,
coordinator, Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency]