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Many environmentally conscious residents were met with surprise last week when recycling bins disappeared from all over Lincoln Parish.

The blue bins were located at businesses, schools and other sites throughout the parish, as well as in hubs at the parish dumpster megasite and in the parking lots of the Police Jury Complex and Super 1 Foods. Residents used the bins to dispose of newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and telephone books to be recycled through Ruston-based Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, a nonprofit organization.

But because Trailblazer’s $95,000 federal grant for recycling in an eight-parish area was not renewed this fall, the organization does not have sufficient funding to continue its recycling program.

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