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[APRIL 5, 2006]
On Saturday, Logan County residents will again have the
opportunity to recycle glass containers. Glass will
be collected the second Saturday of each month from April through
October, between 9 a.m. and noon, through the cooperative efforts of
the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, the Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency, Saint-Gobain Containers and Wal-Mart. The collection site
will be in the
parking lot of the Lincoln Wal-Mart store. Last year, the glass recycling
program collected over 37 tons of glass locally.
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.
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 fluorescent lights, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, china,
or CorningWare items.
Residents are asked to thoroughly rinse all glass
containers. Any metal or plastic rings around the neck area of the
container will need to be removed. Labels, both paper and foil, can
be left on the containers. Recyclers are asked to follow the
guidelines outlined, as one ceramic piece, one light bulb or a metal
neck ring can ruin an entire load of glass being processed for
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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 if will
not decompose over time. Glass can be recycled repeatedly.
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.
[Mitzi Rohlfs, coordinator, Logan County Joint Solid