The twelfth annual "Clean Your Files Week" in Lincoln is set for April 17 through 23. The program supports Earth Day April 22 by offering office workers the opportunity to empty file drawers and fill recycling bins. Recyclable items include computer paper, letterhead, white and colored ledger paper, phone books, cards and envelopes.
City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon said that in past years of "Clean Your Files Week," businesses, government, office buildings and educational institutions have recycled thousands of pounds of paper. He said the goals of the event are to increase the recovery of office paper and to teach people how to recycle at work every day.
Individuals with home businesses also are encouraged to participate. They can deposit their old files in the residential mixed paper recycling container at recycling drop-off sites located throughout the City. The location of drop-off sites and other recycling information can be found on the City website, lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle), and on pages 47 through 49 in the blue pages in the Windstream phone directory.
"Clean Your Files Week" was started in 1997 by Recycling at Work, a campaign of the National Office Paper Recycling Project. Local sponsors include the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Public Schools and WasteCap Nebraska.
On Saturday, April 30, confidential documents may be shredded between 10 a.m. and noon at the following locations:
There is no charge for the first 75 pounds or two file boxes of documents.
To learn more about "Clean Your Files Week" or to register your workplace, call 402-441-8215 or 402-434-7376.