If the kids at our local schools can do it, so can we! Both Palmquist Elementary and Lincoln Middle School are Zero Waste Schools – Lincoln diverts approximately 68% and Palmquist diverts about 85% of their waste from the landfill! And since landfills are a touchy subject, keeping as few items as possible from going into them is important, so we’ve put together some simple info to help you fulfill those new year’s resolutions to de-clutter and be more environmentally conscious.
1. Thinking Ahead: Christmas tree collection is available the first two weeks after Dec. 25th. After that you’ll need to cut it up so it fits into your green waste bin, otherwise, it will sit at your curb till 2015.
Hopefully by now everyone knows you can’t just throw things like batteries, electronics, and motor oil in the trash. You CAN, however, recycle them right out there on the curb with your waste bins! Here’s how: