The scrap metal recycling drive conducted in November as part of Lincoln Recycles Day raised over $1,400 for the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) recycling program for new containers. Residents were asked to bring scrap metal to Sadoff Iron and Metal Company or Alter Metal Recycling and to donate all or part of the proceeds to benefit the LPS recycling program. These public donations were matched by the companies. A check was presented December 18 at an event that included Alter, Sadoff, LPS staff, and the City Recycling Office.
"LPS would like to thank Alter Metal Recycling and Sadoff Iron and Metal Company for supporting the LPS Recycling Program through their generous donations from the Scrap Metal Drive," said Marti Franti, LPS Recycling Program Coordinator. "The funds earned from the community's recycled metal will purchase new containers made from recycled metal, closing the recycling loop."
Alter collected $455.87 with a match of $453. Sadoff, which received $14.85 in donations, matched that amount and donated an additional $485.15.
Lincoln Recycles Day 2013 also included the following events:
Since 1990, the network of City-sponsored drop-off sites has collected over 250 million pounds of recyclables. More information on recycling is available at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov.