May 21, 2024

Official Grand Opening “Christening” for Recycle Bins set for May 29th

Posted May 21, 2024 10:00 PM

Lincoln County - The City of North Platte and Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful would like to invite everyone to the Grand Opening and “Christening” of the new North Platte community recycling bins. Vessel christening has long been a symbol of bringing good luck to the team members or crew aboard the vessel.

This has been one of the many traditions passed down from generation to generation, with the main message of the christening being to protect the “ship” and its crew from harm and to ensure safe voyages.

Mayor Kelliher will be on hand to offer his well wishes to the bins and crew for many safe travels as they serve our community.  Join the mayor and other stakeholders in toasting the bins for future good luck. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at 3:00 PM at 1st Christian Church parking area which is located at 220 North Vine Street.  The location is across the street from City Hall.  This informal affair will include a few words of wisdom, a toast, and a ceremonial first contribution to the bins.

The items received in the bins will not change. Each is equipped with 8 compartments holding tin, aluminum, mixed paper, newspapers/magazines and plastic #1 & #2.  Larger cardboard receptacles will be available at each location.  You can visit the website for information on items accepted. A QR code is also printed on each bin that directs you to the website. 

The engineering, fabrication and graphics were all done locally.  The upgraded features include lower to the ground openings, doors that are easy to operate, graphics that promote North Platte, and clear concise labeling on items accepted in each compartment.  Bin labels are created by Recycle Across America which convey a clear message about recyclables accepted. The overall goal is to increase recycling rates and decrease contamination of recyclable materials.