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On April 1, 2018, corrugated cardboard will no longer be accepted for disposal at Lincoln’s landfill*. Corrugated cardboard (pictured below) is defined as three or more layers of paper with the middle layer rippled or corrugated.

 

 

Commercial recycling resources are available at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov. The City is here to support Lincoln and Lancaster County’s commercial sector overcome recycling barriers and recycle its corrugated cardboard. Many new resources are available to your business, including sector-specific recycling fact sheetsgrants, an online recycling self-assessment , a waste diversion calculator, a corrugated cardboard FAQmultilingual materials and more. Visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov for recycling resources and share the website with your colleagues.

If your organizationis already recycling corrugated cardboard, you are all set – thank you for your efforts to protect Nebraska’s natural environment! If your company is recycling cardboard as part of a single-stream recycling program, you do not need a separate cardboard container.

If your business does not currently recycle corrugated cardboard, we encourage you to begin now – well in advance of the disposal ban – by taking your corrugated cardboard to the recycling bin instead of the garbage dumpster. The most convenient recycling option is to work with your garbage collector or a recycling collector to learn about their menu of collection services for garbage and recycling. They will work with your organization to set up efficient collection of garbage and recyclables. A listing of recycling collectors is available online.

This is a great opportunity to start or expand your organization’s recycling efforts. The City is offering technical assistance and a cash rebate to assist you in starting or expanding your recycling program. In addition, the City invites all organizations to join the Recycle Lincoln Leadership Recognition Program to enhance your company’s reputation, earn special recognition and receive free publicity from the City.
If you have questions related to the corrugated cardboard disposal ban or the services available to your organization, email recycle@lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-441-8215.

 

If you would like to schedule a presentation to your group, please contact Louise I. Lynch at louise@carsoncoglobal.com or call 914-443-5702.

 

*LMC 8.32.040, Sect. C / Recyclable cardboard** shall not be accepted by the City for disposal in the City’s public sanitary landfills effective April 1, 2018. (**Clean and dry corrugated cardboard.)