On 12/06/2014, your kettle shift raised $336.77 for Salvation Army programs and
Every dollar you helped collect will fuel important services for individuals
and families in crisis, through basic needs programs, disaster relief efforts,
and so much more. Visit www.givesalvationarmy.org
to read about the help available in your community.
We hope you’ll consider another shift and share the idea of bell ringing
with family and friends who are looking for volunteer opportunities. You
can sign up at our website at www.RingOmaha.org,
or call us at 402-898-6000.
Thank you for your gift of time to The Salvation Army.
Merry Christmas and God bless you,
Gregory A. Kadrlik
Divisional Director of Volunteer Services The Salvation Army of Omaha
FirstStar Fiber is the curb side recycler for Omaha and surrounding areas. Other recycled materials come from industrial and business waste. Omaha is around 20-25% range of recycling. Other areas get up around 50% with a few communities in the country getting to 80%.
Participation is the most important factor. The "single stream" allows the consumer ease with a no sort philosophy. This extends to both business and residential. They also take certain industrial single stream waste mix.
Lee educated the Kiwanis meeting on what items are recyclable. Cardboard and paper are the most recycled. Newspaper is run through a pulper to de-ink and create the pulp to make new newspaper for print.
The newest area of recycling is food. There are programs coming to handle food waste.
Glass is one of the few products not recycled. The cost becomes a negative cost factor. Glass can be dropped off at various locations including FirstStar, but not picked up curb side.