Monday, April 09, 2007
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Recycling date set for appliances to engines          Send a link to a friend

Free or minimal fee drop-off and qualifying pickup

[April 09, 2007]  Do you have stove or refrigerator that has seen better days or an aluminum storm door left over from last year's remodeling project? Would you like to dispose of these items in an environmentally friendly way for little or no charge? The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, in collaboration with the Lincoln Streets and Alleys Department, will sponsor a white goods collection on April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Recyclers should enter the fairgrounds at the Postville Drive (Main Gate) entrance.

At no charge, 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.

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.

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Senior citizens and handicapped individuals living within the city limits of Lincoln may be eligible to have items picked up curbside by the Lincoln Streets and Alleys Department. Individuals will need to contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency coordinator, at 732-9636 by April 16 to make arrangements for curbside pickup.

Logan County residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to responsibly dispose of nonworking or obsolete appliances and other scrap metal items.

For any recycling questions, area residents can contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency at 732-9636.

[Text from two news releases received from the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency]

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