The scrap metal recycling drive conducted in November as part of Lincoln Recycles Day raised $1,000 for the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) recycling program. Residents were asked to bring scrap metal to Alter Metal Recycling or Sadoff Iron and Metal Company and to donate all or part of the proceeds to benefit the LPS recycling program. The companies matched the public's donations and presented checks December 18.
"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 Brittney Albin, 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."
Lincoln Recycles Day 2014 activities also included the following events:
Since 1990, the network of drop-off sites has collected over 260 million pounds of recyclables. More information on recycling is available at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov.