In an effort to increase cardboard recycling, corrugated cardboard will be banned from the Lincoln, Neb., landfill beginning on April 1.
The city has been undergoing preparations to handle the extra cardboard at its 28 recycling facilities. Using a state grant, the city purchased 19 roll-off containers, almost doubling its cardboard capacity.
During January and February, the city collected 517,775 pounds of cardboard, 22.8 percent more than the same period last year, according to Gene Hanlon, the city’s recycling coordinator.
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And the private garbage haulers have told city staff they are getting more calls for curbside recycling service, said Donna Garden, assistant director of Public Works and Utilities.
“I think the word is getting out,” Garden said.
If you already use curbside recycling, don't worry. Your corrugated cardboard is covered.
But homeowners, businesses and apartment owners who don’t recycle will need to find an alternative to the garbage container for cardboard at the beginning of April.