A number of local environmental-friendly activities are scheduled in conjunction with America Recycles Day on November 15.
The City Recycling Office's America Recycles Day pledge drive will continue through November 9. Residents can fill out cards pledging to increase their recycling efforts. The cards can be found at Russ's Markets, City libraries and local recyclers. Residents also can pledge online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: ARD). All those who pledge form are entered into a drawing for prizes, including:
The City Recycling Office will notify winners the week of November 10. A prize presentation is part of an event at noon Saturday, November 14 at Eco Stores Nebraska, 530 West "P" St.
The Recycling Office developed a pledge drive competition among local schools about five years ago. Coca-Cola Bottling, Lincoln Solid Waste Management Association and Midland Recycling will donate $250 to the elementary school, middle school and high school that generate the most recycling pledges per student. One school also will win a park bench made from recycled plastics valued at $459 from Precast Products and Landscape Village, donated by Firstar Fiber and Recycling Enterprises.
Several businesses are organizing recycling events on the morning of November 14:
Traditional recycling collection (newspapers, plastics, etc.) will be provided free of charge by Journal Star Recycling from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 14 at Eco Stores and Techware Recycling. Midland Recycling and Recycling Enterprises also will accept traditional recyclables as part of their paper shredding services Nov. 14.
For more information on America Recycles Day, visit www.americarecyclesday.org. To learn more about related events in Lincoln, visit the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: ARD) or call the City Recycling Office at 441-8215.