Glass recycling resumes
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goods collection April 21
[April 06, 2007]
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. There will be a collection the second
Saturday of each month from April through October, between 9 a.m.
and noon. The collection site will be in the parking lot of the
Lincoln Wal-Mart store.
Glass will be accepted only during those dates
and times. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency will not accept
glass at any of its recycling collection sites. Collections will be
canceled in the event of inclement weather.
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, which means it will not decompose over time. Glass
can be recycled repeatedly. Last year, the glass recycling program
collected over 32 tons of glass locally.
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, chinaware, or
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. Paper labels can be left on the containers.
Individuals 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 recycling.
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
Residents may contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
at 732-9636 with any recycling questions.
White goods collection
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.
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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.
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
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]