The city and local recyclers will celebrate America Recycles Day on Wednesday with several events. America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized opportunity to promote recycling and celebrate its benefits.

Scheduled events:

Wednesday

* Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 Folsom Court, will accept residential tree limbs at no charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The debris will be ground up and reused as landscape mulch for area homes and businesses.

* The Eastridge Parent/Teacher Organization’s Fifth Annual Holiday Lights Recycling Drive will run through Jan. 8. Working and non-working lights can be dropped off at more than 50 locations, listed at eastridge.lps.org (select PTO tab). Ten percent of the funds raised will be donated to the Lincoln Firefighters Operation Warm.

* The scrap metal drive to raise funds for the Lincoln Public Schools' recycling program begins at Sadoff Iron and Metal Company, 4400 W. Webster St., and Alter Metal Recycling, 6100 N. 70th St. The drive runs through Earth Day, April 22. All types of scrap metal will be accepted, including aluminum and tin cans, pots and pans, appliances, wiring, sinks, bathtubs and electric motors. Residents should notify vendors regarding the amount of recycling revenue that is to be donated to LPS. Funds will help LPS replace worn-out steel recycling containers with containers manufactured from recycled steel, closing the recycling loop.

Saturday

* The Hazardous Material Collection Center, 5101 N. 48th St., will accept items by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 402-441-8021 to schedule.

* Shredding Solutions and Mid-America Recycling, 440 J St., will offer free document shredding from 9-11 a.m. Residents may bring up to 75 pounds of paper.

More information: recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or by calling the recycling hotline at 402-441-8215.

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Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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