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Gering landfill receives $100k grant to help expand single-stream recycling program

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Thanks to a $100,000 dollar grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Equality, the Gering landfill is expanding its already successful single-stream recycling program.
 
The current bale-facility at the landfill has to separate which days to bale trash, and which days to bale recycling.

And as the single stream recycling program is picking up steam, the landfill needed more space, and an additional baler to handle the increase.

Now, with grant funds acquired, an additional 40-by-80 foot baler will be added to the existing facility to help handle the recyclables. 
 
"When we first started we were averaging one bale a week. And now we are processing 10 to twelve bales a week that we are sending out of here to Colorado to get processed into recycling," said Gering's interim Environmental Services Director, Darrell Vance. 
 
A bale of recyclables weighs between 1,800 to 2,000 pounds.

The addition to the balng facility is expected to be complete this summer.

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