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Single Stream recycling expanding in Gering

The single stream recycling project at Gering is still a pilot project, but Landfill Director Rick Hurt is moving forward with the success that has already been achieved. After 100 single stream containers were spoken for within the first week earlier this year, Hurt told KNEB News it was time to expand the project, and he ordered a truck full of containers.

200 of the nearly 500 containers are for Scottsbluff, but the rest are for Gering. Over 75 of the new containers have already been distributed to Gering residents, leaving another 200 still available. They have also added commercial size containers for the program.

Single Stream recycling means you can put all your recyclables together, no sorting needed, with a brochure outlining what is and is not accepted. The service is offered to Gering residents only at a cost of $4 per month. The city empties the containers every other week on Wednesdays with the city split in half at Q street.

Scottsbluff plans to begin single stream recycling after the first of the year and will likely begin taking calls from those interested within the next 30 days.

Those interested in obtaining containers in Gering should call 436-7568

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