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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:

Nov 17 Webinar: Simplify the Holidays

Nov 17 Webinar: Simplify the Holidays

The Nebraska Recycling Council is holding a free webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST about simplifying the winter holidays and other celebrations through waste reduction. Just after the Halloween candy is gone, we start to think about winter holiday gift giving. Join us for a webinar held in partnership with the Center for Biological Diversity that includes tips, tricks and hacks for having a low-waste and less stressful holiday season and other special occasions.
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:

Make it a “Green Halloween”

Make it a “Green Halloween”

Halloween can be an extremely wasteful holiday. Luckily, planning for a “Green Halloween” is very easy! Please take a few extra measures to ensure that your decorations, festivities, and costumes are eco-friendly.
Meet Kaya!

Meet Kaya!

Kaya joins Nebraska Recycling Council as a program director. Get to know her and the ways she will serve NRC in this position!
NRC Visits Firstar Fiber

NRC Visits Firstar Fiber

Nebraska Recycling Council Board of Directors and Advisory Council had the chance to tour Firstar Fiber, the largest materials recovery facility in Nebraska, on September 23rd. Their mechanical sorting process is the first one of its kind in Nebraska and remains the largest in the state, providing both commercial and residential customers the most convenient and comprehensive means to recycle.
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.”

OUR MISSION

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

equipment vendors

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

The Latest from the Community Toolkit

Special Solid Waste Collection Service: Madison, WI

Madison, Wisconsin's Program to Assist Disabled with Carts offers qualified residents a special solid waste collection service. This may be used as an example of the requirements, conditions, information, expectations, and application process to help municipalities get started with this type of service.

Special Solid Waste Collection Service: Omaha, NE

Omaha, Nebraska's Age 70 or Disabled Assistance program offers qualified residents a special solid waste collection service. This may be used as an example of the requirements, conditions, information, expectations, and application process to help municipalities get started with this type of service.

STIL Solutions: Sustainability Through an Inclusive Lens

A website with information, resources, products, and services provided by STIL Solutions. To address the problem associated with the inaccessibility of waste disposal in public spaces for individuals with vision loss, STIL Solutions has developed a low-technology system known as the WasteFinder. The WasteFinder is a two-part system which provides both tactile and visual information to assist individuals with vision loss to independently and effectively dispose of their waste in public spaces.