Get rid of bulky holiday waste by recycling!

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) Recycling holiday waste can save you time, space, and money. It’s a different way to give back this season. You can feel good about doing the right thing, and you can use all that extra space in your trash can.

Scottsbluff residents and businesses may enroll in the Single Stream Recycling Program. Recycling in the blue bins provided by the city gives you the added perk of curbside pick-up, no sorting necessary. 1250 cans out in the City of Scottsbluff are picked up every Wednesday.

The cans come on a first-come-first-serve basis, but that doesn't mean they are limited. “When we get low, we order more. It’s not that we run out, but that people may have to wait a bit,” Says Anthony Harris, Sanitation Supervisor. Single Stream recycling resulted in 204 tons of recycling in Scottsbluff in 2017, with a projection of 206 tons for this year.

Instead of hauling bulky bags to the dump, you can also drop sorted recyclable items at convenient locations around Scottsbluff. Then enjoy all of the feelings that come with doing a good deed, and ridding yourself of holiday bulk waste. Drop offs accounted for 573 tons of recycling processed by the city recycling facility in 2017.

Drop-off trailers owned by the City of Scottsbluff Environmental Services can be found at 209 E. 2nd St., Panhandle Co-op, WNCC, and Regional West Medical Center. Also, city owned recycling trailers are staged in Mitchell and Morrill.

It’s not just gift wrap, cardboard packaging, champagne bottles, and cranberry sauce cans. City of Scottsbluff Environmental Services recycles electronics, as well. In Scottsbluff, there were 31 tons of electronics recycled in 2017, according to Public Works. They expect to recycle 32 tons of electronics by the end of 2018.

You can learn more by visiting: http://www.scottsbluff.org/departments/public_works/departments/recycling.php

Or call the Environmental Services Building at (308)630-0985.