Double Lincoln's Recycling Rate by 2020 With Recycle Lincoln!
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We can do better!
Lincoln is becoming known across the country as the 21st century place to live, work, learn, play and more. Our City has a reputation as a smart community that places a high value on environmental sustainability, fiscal responsibility and growing the future. Unfortunately, one place where Lincoln can do significantly better is in recycling.
What is Recycle Lincoln!?
Recycle Lincoln! is a proposal by Mayor Chris Beutler. The proposal is intended to increase recycling opportunities for citizens, expand the local economy, reduce the need for expensive landfill expansion, and grow a sustainable future for ourselves and our children.
How would the Recycle Lincoln! proposal work?
- To increase recycling rates, corrugated cardboard will be banned from the landfill in 2017. Newspaper will be banned in 2018 and mixed office paper in 2019.
- The City will launch a community based education program to promote how to recycle, where to recycle and what to recycle across the city.
- All waste haulers will offer curbside recycling service to residents, apartments, and businesses.
- The 28 current public recycling drop off sites will be expanded for those who don’t want to subscribe to curb-side recycling services.
What can I do to get involved?
- Sign this petition and share it as many friends and family members as you can via social media and email! Our hash tag is #recycLNK!
- Send support emails and letters to: the Mayor at Mayor@lincoln.ne.gov and to your City Council representative.
Thank you for your support to build a more sustainable community!
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