Wayne White | Managing Editor
LYNDON—Osage County’s recycling efforts were slowed
by recent winter storms, but Saturday cars waited in line to
unload at the recycling center in Lyndon.
According to volunteers at the center, it was closed due to
deep snow during the last scheduled recycling day in December.
The first recycling day in January was also slow, but local
recyclers kept volunteers busy Saturday.
Volunteer Kay Jones said the center had many people bringing
in recyclables that day, but a large number of volunteers showed
up to help process the materials.
Jones said anyone bringing in recyclables could help speed up
the process by making sure they have the right kind of plastics
and by rinsing all containers.
She said the type of plastic is noted in a triangle on all recyclable
“We only take type 1 or 2,” she said.
She said it would also be helpful if lids were removed from
all plastic containers.
“We spent a great deal of this morning taking lids off.”
She said volunteers must discard containers, such as peanut
butter jars, if they still have food products inside.
Collected at the center at 208 W. 17th St., Lyndon, are plastic,
aluminum, newspapers, books, magazines, office paper, tin cans,
glass and cardboard. The center is open 9-11 a.m. on the second
and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Volunteers are always welcome to help, Jones noted. She commended
members of Osage City High School’s National Honor Society,
which has recently been sending two volunteers from the organization
each recycling day.