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COVID-19 Update

Due to the current community risk, NRC staff is working remotely. You can find email addresses for all staff members HERE.

Events:

Oct 5-7: NRC Fall Conference

Oct 5-7: NRC Fall Conference

"Nothing Wasted: Reducing Our Impact and Maximizing Our Resources" will be held virtually October 5-7th! Join us for educational and networking sessions, along with Gary Cuneen, our highly esteemed keynote speaker. Register today!
ICAW 2022 Poster and Video Contests Open!

ICAW 2022 Poster and Video Contests Open!

The International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) Committee invites YOU to get involved in ICAW 2022. We’re looking for anyone, 9th grade (age 14) or older, interested in participating in the annual ICAW Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week 2022 which will be held May 1 -7, 2022. Anyone in grades 4 – 8 or ages 10 – 13 can submit a short video - no more than 30 seconds sharing something about using compost, sending food scraps to your compost bin or your town's food waste collection, planting a garden using compost or whatever creative way you would like to share something about ICAW and the 2022 theme.
NRC Recycling Equipment Grant Applications Due the 15th of Each Month

NRC Recycling Equipment Grant Applications Due the 15th of Each Month

The Nebraska Recycling Council has grant funds of up to $20,000 for the purchase of recycling equipment. Funding for these grants is provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Any Nebraska organization including schools, municipalities and other government entities, nonprofit organizations and recycling companies are eligible.

News:

In-person Training Returns with CREF’s Compost Operations Training Course, Beginning with Lincoln

In-person Training Returns with CREF’s Compost Operations Training Course, Beginning with Lincoln

36 students from 9 states and 2 foreign countries gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for the first COTC since November of 2019. “We are honored and excited to partner with the Foundation for the return of in-person training,” commented Heather Creevan, Executive Director of the Nebraska Recycling Council, one of the USCC’s newest state chapters. She continues, “this was planned for summer of 2020, and we are very grateful to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for hosting this excellent training.”
Member Spotlight: The Retrofit Companies DBA Retrofit Environmental

Member Spotlight: The Retrofit Companies DBA Retrofit Environmental

Brett Weber, Environmental Sales Rep for Retrofit Environmental in the Twin Cities, MN, provides some hazardous and regulated waste recycling tips in this video, answering some of their most common customer questions. Regulations are always changing in the waste industry; make sure you reach out to a professional (like them!) to help you avoid dangerous mistakes and/or fines.
Let’s Talk About Recycling and Accessibility

Let’s Talk About Recycling and Accessibility

In July, the Nebraska Recycling Council hosted a webinar on accessibility and recycling. This webinar featured two panelists, Hillary Scanlon, Founder and CEO of STILSOLUTIONS in Toronto, Canada, and Gloria Eddins, the ADA Coordinator for the State of Nebraska. This is an important topic for the recycling industry to consider, and we are thrilled with the value of information our panelists brought to the table. Take a look...

OUR MISSION

To maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska.

equipment vendors

Busch Systems
Pro-Tainer, Inc.
Altitude Recycling Equipment
STIL Solutions
Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Solid Waste Equipment Co
Elliott Equipment Company
Plymouth Industries LLC

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