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Please help keep our Sanitation Department costs down by recycling.
Alma continues to encourage recycling as the City provides two large trailers for cardboard and two trailers for other recyclables. The City works with Mid Nebraska Individual Services from Oxford to get these trailers to the recycling center every Monday. Please flatten cardboard boxes so they do not take up so much room. There is one cardboard trailer located behind KJ's Cafe at 704 Highway 183 and one cardboard trailer and the two recyclables trailers located in the 600 block of South Street. Please do not pile items on the ground, this is consider littering.
Alma recycles roughly 6.41 tons of cardboard and 4.2 tons of other recyclables using our trailers monthly.
Alma also provides a "used oil collection" and a "household hazardous waste" program.
The "used oil collection" is the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at AGRI COOP in Alma, for more info click here.
Top 10 Reasons to Recycle
1. Good for our economy
American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
2. Creates jobs
Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
3. Reduces waste
The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.
4. Good for the environment
Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
5. Saves energy
Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.
6. Preserves landfill space
No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
7. Prevents global warming
In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
8. Reduces water pollution
Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
9. Protects wildlife
Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
10. Creates new demand
Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.
Source: The National Recycling Coalition - view site