County glass recycling program returns May 10
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[May 05, 2014]
LINCOLN - Logan County residents will
again have the opportunity to recycle glass containers through the
cooperative efforts of the Lincoln Woman’s Club, the Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency, the Ardagh Group (formerly Verallia
Saint-Gobain Containers) and the Logan County Fair Association.
While glass collection is offered on a limited basis, it does have a
positive impact 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. Since the program’s inception in
2004, the glass-recycling program collected over 200 tons of glass
A monthly collection will be held the second Saturday of each
month from May through October beginning Saturday, May 10th. Glass
will be collected from 9 AM until noon on the grounds of the Logan
County Fair. Recyclers should enter the fairgrounds using the Main
Gate off Postville Drive. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
does not accept glass at any of its recycling collection sites.
Collections will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather
and/or excessive heat.
Only container glass will be accepted for recycling which means it
originally held 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 corning ware items.
Residents are asked to rinse all glass containers. Lids as well as
metal or plastic rings around the neck area of the container should
be removed. Paper labels can be left on the containers. Individuals
are asked to follow the guidelines outlined as one piece of ceramic,
one light bulb or a metal neck ring or lid can ruin an entire load
of glass being processed for recycling. The glass-recycling program
reserves the right to reject any glass not meeting preparation
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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. For more information on local recycling
activities, call 732-9636 or visit the website at
select Joint Solid Waste Agency. For the most up-to-date
schedules and collection information; “Like” us on Facebook at
[Text received from MITZI ROHLFS,
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency]