As part of America Recycles Day, November 15, 2016, Alter Metal Recycling and Sadoff Iron and Metal Recycling Company started a scrap metal drive to support the LPS Recycling Program. Residents were encouraged to recycle their scrap metal through Earth Day (April 22, 2017) and to donate all or a portion of the proceeds from the scrap metal to benefit the LPS Recycling Program. A total of $2,254 was donated to support the schools recycling program. Residents donated over $650 worth of scrap metal to Lincoln Public Schools. Alter Metal Recycling donated $600 which matched the amount their customers gave and Sadoff Iron and Metal Company donated $1,000.
These funds are used to replace aging, worn out steel recycling cotnainers. They will be recycled as scrap metal and replaced with containers manufactured from recycled steels – closing the recycling loop. The LPS Recycling Program provides recycling education and opportunities in all LPS school classrooms, offices and support buildings. LPS currently recycles and composts over 2.3 million pounds of material annually, or 37% of its refuse.
Thank you to Alter Metal Recycling and Sadoff Iron and Metal Company for their participation in this recycling drive and their leadership in the community.
Updated August 10, 2017