Events:

July 8: Let’s Talk about Recycling and Accessibility

July 8: Let’s Talk about Recycling and Accessibility

Nebraska Recycling Council will host this webinar featuring two panelists, Hillary Scanlon, Founder & CEO of STILSOLUTIONS, and Gloria Eddins, the Nebraska State ADA Coordinator. According to the CDC, 25.6% of adults in the United States and 22.2% of adults in Nebraska live with a disability. We will hear from two women with physical disabilities on what their experience has been with recycling, name and address any barriers to making recycling accessible, and discuss recommendations and solutions to the Nebraska recycling industry for people with disabilities.
The Television Recycling Event Decades in the Making

The Television Recycling Event Decades in the Making

It’s the television event decades in the making! Join the Nebraska Recycling Council to recycle your old TVs, monitors or other unwanted electronics FREE! Events are happening all over Nebraska. Don’t miss it. For event details and to find a location near you, visit RecycleYourOldTV.org
Aug 2-6: Compost Operations Training Course

Aug 2-6: Compost Operations Training Course

This 40-hr, 5-day course held in Lincoln, Nebraska focuses on giving you the knowledge you need to run a successful composting facility, whether you’re just getting started or have been composting for a while. In addition to in-depth lectures, the course provides hands-on practice through indoor and outdoor activities as well as tours to local facilities, where the theories meet reality. From compost operators to environmental and agricultural consultants to local and state regulators; the Compost Operations Training Course is for anyone who wants quality instruction from leading composting professionals and educators on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing.
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!
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:

37,507 Total Pounds of Materials Collected at Earth Day CHaRM Event

37,507 Total Pounds of Materials Collected at Earth Day CHaRM Event

To celebrate Earth Day in April and provide a special service to the Lincoln community, the Nebraska Recycling Council joined forces with Nebraska Innovation Campus, Tetrad Property Group, Sadoff E-Recycling and Data Destruction, Lincoln Goodwill, Interstate All Battery, Plastilite, and Shredding Solutions. Together, we collected a total of 37,507 pounds of materials!
NRC Receives Two Grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust

NRC Receives Two Grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust

NRC was awarded funding for two grants at the April board meeting of the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the July 2021-June 2022 grant cycle. NRC’s projects are two of 113 projects that will receive $18,350,515 in lottery proceeds for natural resource work in Nebraska. This is the 28th year of grants from the Trust, which has provided over $349 million dollars in lottery revenue to preserve and protect the air, water and land of our state.
Member Spotlight: SEW Nebraska

Member Spotlight: SEW Nebraska

SEW Nebraska, which stands for “sustainable, eco-friendly work,” is the sister company to the Black Market Clothing Exchange that launders and repairs items for resale. The BMCE is a resale company that buys, sells, and trades clothing. The BMCE started in 2004 in downtown Lincoln and is currently at 5740 Old Cheney in a smaller boutique called the Glamhouse. The SEW recovers textile waste from the BMCE by repurposing the material into new products such as dog beds and covers, household goods such as hot pads, and other fashion accessories such as scrunchies. The SEW also sells B quantity items to the public through a brick-and-mortar 91 Cent Sale. We spoke with Jennifer Murrell of SEW Nebraska to get an inside look at the SEW’s history and practices.
Member Spotlight: University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union

Member Spotlight: University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union

The University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union located on P Street in Lincoln provides personal financial services, serving University of Nebraska students, faculty, staff, volunteers, alumni and their families. We spoke with Dena Noe, Vice President of Member Experience at the Federal Credit Union, to find out more about the operation and how they have implemented recycling efforts into their business plan. 
Nebraska Recycling Council & Keep Nebraska Beautiful Host Legislative Recycling Day

Nebraska Recycling Council & Keep Nebraska Beautiful Host Legislative Recycling Day

On March 11th, NRC held its annual legislative engagement event with Keep Nebraska Beautiful. Nine senators and legislative aides joined our virtual breakfast to learn from both organizations regarding our missions, programs, upcoming events, and how we can consult on future studies or legislation. It was also an opportunity to meet members of our organizations that are represented throughout the state, including NRC’s Advisory Council and Board of Directors, and the Keep Nebraska Beautiful affiliate sites. See a recording of the event here.

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Dempsters LLC
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Elliott Equipment Company
Altitude Recycling Equipment

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Nebraska Deconstruction Grants Program

The Deconstruction Grants Program supports municipalities and counties of 5,000 or less population in deconstructing abandoned buildings, encouraging the recycling or reuse of the building's materials.