Waste Resources for Families

Recycling at home is a great way to build off and reinforce an activity that students undertake at school. The students recycle paper in their classrooms, but it would also be beneficial for them to see the regular recycling of plastic, glass, newspaper, and cardboard. Below is a list of public recycling drop-off sites around Lincoln.

Lincoln Recycling Drop-off Sites https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/solid-waste/recycle/dropoff-sites.htm

For Students:

Below are a few games that teach kids about the importance of sorting their recyclables.

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/recycle-this/

http://www.iwanttoberecycled.org/game

https://www.saveonenergy.com/learning-center/kids-recycling-guide/

Students at several schools throughout LPS have been learning about, and practicing, the process of composting food waste in their cafeteria. Composting can easily be done at home as well. Below is a City of Lincoln website that goes through the procedure of how to compost. For a hands-on, step-by-step explanation, there are also composting demonstrations at the Pioneers Park Nature Center on various Saturdays.

City of Lincoln Compostinghttps://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/solid-waste/yard-waste.htm#composting

Reusing or donating items is also a great way to reduce your household waste. Below is a website that contains a list of places in Lincoln that take (or even buy) used goods such as clothing, books, sports equipment, electronics, etc.

City of Lincoln Reuse –  https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/solid-waste/reduce.htm