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Nebraska’s Proposed Recycling Ordinance Would Ban Paper from Lincoln Landfill

The city officials of Lincoln, Neb., are considering a three-year ordinance, which would ban cardboard, newsprint and recyclable paper from entering the Lincoln landfill. The banning would roll out in three stages: cardboard in April 2017, newsprint in 2018 and recyclable paper in 2019.

City residents would have the choice of recycling their material at one of the 30 free recycling sites or paying their waste haulers for curbside pickup of recyclables.

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan has the story:

City officials are considering a three-year plan to reduce landfill trash and encourage recycling in Lincoln.

The proposed ordinance, which is still in the draft stage, would allow consumers to either take their recycling material to one of nearly 30 free recycling sites or pay their waste haulers to take their recycling at the curb, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

Tentatively, the draft says cardboard will be banned from the Lincoln landfill in April 2017. Newsprint would be banned a year later in 2018, and then recyclable paper would be banned in April 2019.

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