In observance of Earth Day, the Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency would like to acknowledge the following
individuals, businesses, organizations and agencies that have
assisted the agency over the past year. It is with their support,
cooperation and assistance that the Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency is able to provide many of recycling opportunities offered in
The glass recycling program, in its 10th year, continues to grow
annually. In 2013, over 48,000 pounds of glass was collected and
removed from the local waste stream. The Joint Solid Waste Agency
continues to partner with Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers and the
Lincoln Woman's Club to sponsor the program. Volunteers from Lincoln
Woman's Club work the collections, and without their assistance, the
glass recycling program would not be possible, due to the
labor-intensive aspect of inspecting the glass for contamination.
The participation of Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers was crucial in
the development of the glass recycling program, for without it,
there would be no local recycling market for the glass. Glass
collected is taken to the Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers plant,
where it is crushed into cullet and reused in the production of new
glass containers. Proceeds from the glass collection are divided
between the waste agency and the Lincoln Woman's Club and are used
to support projects such as the Recycled Materials Division in the
Art Department of the Logan County Fair.
In 2013, the agency co-sponsored two confidential on-site paper
shredding events with the State Bank of Lincoln. Without State Bank
of Lincoln's sponsorship, these events would not be available to the
public, due to cost of the program. Several hundred households
participated in the two events, with approximately 5,800 pounds of
shred collected. The nearly 3 tons of paper was taken to Midwest
Fiber in Normal, where it was baled and sent on to a paper
manufacturer for processing.
The agency continues its longtime partnership with the Logan
County Fair Association as a collection site for many of its
recycling events. The Logan County Fairgrounds has served as the
site for household hazardous waste, electronics, white goods and
tire collections in the past and continues as the collection site
for glass recycling. The agency appreciates the ongoing support of
the Logan County Fair Association and its board.
The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, in partnership with
the Illinois EPA, sponsored a used tire collection with local units
of government in July of 2013 to collect illegally dumped used tires
removed from public roads or rights of way. Participants included 10
townships, the city of Atlanta and Logan County. Approximately 400
car tires, or 4.95 tons, were collected.
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In its second year of electronics recycling, Habitat for Humanity
of Logan County collected over 144,205 pounds of electronic
equipment, including computers, TVs and other household electronics.
Monthly collections are the second Saturday of each month from 9
a.m. to noon at the Habitat for Humanity warehouse, on the corner of
Woodlawn and Jefferson streets in Lincoln.
The agency would also like to acknowledge Walt and Julie Landers
and the drivers of Area Disposal who are always willing to assist
the program when needed — such as removing garbage left at recycling
sites throughout the county. While the agency contracts with Area
Disposal for the transportation of its recyclable materials, Walt
and Julie and the Area Disposal staff have gone above and beyond in
assisting the program. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
looks forward to continuing to work with Walt Landers in his new
position as Lincoln street and alley superintendent.
The agency would like to thank the Lincoln Street and Alley
Department staff, as well as the town and village workers who keep
collection sites throughout the county accessible year-round. These
workers maintain the area around the collection bins, ensuring the
safety of those using the sites. Their staff have also assisted in
the removal of non-recyclable items left at the bins.
Lastly, I would like to thank the board of the Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency for their continuing guidance and support. The
agency's board, made up of representatives from across Logan County,
strives to provide a quality recycling program for county residents.
Their dedication to the agency and the ideals of recycling is
evident in the continued expansion of the program.
Without the assistance of these individuals, governmental
agencies, civic organizations and local businesses, the Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency would be unable to provide many of the
special collections it currently offers. The Logan County Joint
Solid Waste Agency is grateful for the ongoing partnerships and
support demonstrated by these groups.
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Mitzi Rohlfs, coordinator
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
April 22, 2014]
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