Please help keep our Sanitation Department costs down by recycling.

Alma continues to encourage recycling as the City provides two large trailers for cardboard. The City works with Mid Nebraska Individual Services from Holdrege to get these trailers to the recycling center every Thursday. Please flatten cardboard boxes so they do not take up so much room. There is one cardboard trailer located behind KJ's Cafe at 704 Highway 183 and one cardboard trailer  located in the 600 block of South Street. Please do not pile items on the ground, this is consider littering.
Alma recycles roughly 6.41 tons of cardboard using our trailers monthly.




Top 10 Reasons to Recycle

1. Good for our economy

American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.

2. Creates jobs

Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.

3. Reduces waste

The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.

4. Good for the environment

Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.

5. Saves energy

Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. Manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.

6. Preserves landfill space

No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.

7. Prevents global warming

In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.

8. Reduces water pollution

Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.

9. Protects wildlife

Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.

10. Creates new demand

Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.

Source: The National Recycling Coalition - view site



The City of Alma will no longer be collecting or recycling Hazardous Chemicals. For more information on recycling these products please visit Household Hazardous Waste | Nebraska Recycling Council | Waste Nothing (