- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lincoln’s mayor says he’s vetoing a recycling ordinance that he says was watered down by the City Council’s majority.

Mayor Chris Beutler (BYTE’-lur) said Thursday that he’ll reintroduce the measure this fall or work with supporters to place it on the city election ballot in spring.

The ordinance passed Monday didn’t include the landfill ban on paper and cardboard that supporters of the mayor’s proposal say is imperative to boosting the recycling rate.

As passed, the ordinance retains a requirement that waste haulers offer curbside recycling and give the city data about the number of customers and pounds of material diverted from the landfill.

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