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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:

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

November 15 is America Recycles Day! Keep America Beautiful initiated this celebration of recycling within the United States. The goal is to inspire individuals and communities to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling.
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:

Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

Keep America Beautiful shared 7 ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Thanksgiving. The holidays are a very wasteful time so please consider small changes you can make to reduce, reuse, and recycle during the season.
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.

OUR MISSION

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

equipment vendors

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