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2009 Media Releases

April 14, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 441-7043
Kari Rohren, WasteCap Nebraska, 434-7376


The tenth annual "Clean Your Files Week" in Lincoln is set for April 19 through 25. 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 the first nine years of "Clean Your Files Week," businesses, government, office buildings and educational institutions have recycled more than 386,000 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 Web site, (keyword: recycle), and on pages 51 through 53 in the blue pages in the Windstream phone directory.

"Clean Your Files Week" is organized by Recycling at Work, a campaign of the National Office Paper Recycling Project. This is a public-private partnership managed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, with the help of "Clean Your Files" national sponsors. Local sponsors include the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Public Schools and WasteCap Nebraska.

On Sunday, April 19, confidential documents may be shredded between 1 and 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Shredding Solutions Mobile Shredding, UNL City campus, 13th and "R" streets.
  • Recycling Enterprise, 6100 N. 70th St. (just north of 70th and Cornhusker Highway)
  • Paper Tiger Mobile Shredding, east of the Famous Dave's parking lot at 27th Street and Pine Lake Road.

There is no charge for the first 75 pounds of documents.

To learn more about "Clean Your Files Week" or to register your workplace, call 441-8215 or 434-7376.

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