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Recycling trailers that have been serving Lexington, Neb. are currently parked as they can’t find anyone willing to tow them to and from locations.

July 20, 2023

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Recycling trailers that have been serving Lexington, Neb. are currently parked as they can’t find anyone willing to tow them to and from locations.

Keep Lexington Beautiful (KBL) has five recycling trailers that are parked at the Glenn Hawks City Service Building as, currently, KBL has no businesses, organizations, or entities, willing to tow them to and from area schools where they collect recycling.

Elvia Montes, KLB Executive Director, says she is disappointed that the trailers are grounded but remains hopeful that a community member will help her with the trailers.

“One of the issues is that we did have the school maintenance officials take them to the landfill to get unloaded and sorted so they could get baled and sold, but the problem right now is that we don’t have the ability to do that, at the moment, we don’t have the manpower, we don’t have the ability to take care of that issue, right now,” said Montes.

Every KBL trailer needs to be towed weekly to the Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency (LASWA), which is located nine miles north of Lexington. At LASWA, paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard are sorted into sections and baled by LASWA employees to be sold.

Every month, the baled materials typically make $40 for the Lexington Public Schools.

Read the full article here.

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