The Nebraska Recycling Council is celebrating Earth Day with a recycling event for hard-to-recycle materials at Nebraska Innovation Campus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Cars can enter from Salt Creek Roadway at the far-east entrance closest to 27th Street.
Electronics, including computer monitors (CRT and flat-screen), computer equipment and phones; scrap-metal items, including washers and dryers; rechargeable batteries, usable clothing, shoes, household goods, tools, toys and more will be collected for free. A fee will be charged for TVs.
For a full list of materials accepted and prohibited, visit nrcne.org. Free document shredding will also be offered.
The event is sponsored by Valmont Industries, Sadoff E-Recycling and Digital Destruction, Goodwill of Lincoln, Interstate All Battery and Security Shredding Solutions. Nebraska Innovation Campus and Tetrad Property Management are hosting the event and Allo Communications is providing volunteers to unload cars.
The Nebraska Recycling Council is accepting donations of $10 to offset costs and participants will receive a wooden nickel from The Mill Coffee & Bistro for free coffee.
The council's goal is to exceed the 13,260 pounds collected in 2018 by 25%.
Nebraska Recycling Council is a statewide, member-based nonprofit organization.