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 containers.

“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.