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2019 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 AWARD WINNERS!

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Valmont Industries

Member of the Year

City of South Sioux City

Waste Diversion Service of the Year

Benson Plant Rescue / Community Produce Rescue

Zero Waste Award

Washington County Recycling Association

Waste Diversion Project of the Year

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery

Commonwealth Award

Becton Dickinson Consumer Health Care – Holdrege

Green Team of the Year

Watch the playlist of all award videos

PHOTOS

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

SCOTT MOUW

Senior Director of Strategy and Research at The Recycling Partnership

Passionate about taking a systems approach, Scott Mouw enjoys putting recycling data to work to help community programs thrive. Prior to joining The Recycling Partnership, Scott spent a career directing North Carolina’s highly regarded recycling program. He has participated in a wide range of regional and national initiatives to advance recycling, including overseeing the development of The Recycling Partnership while serving on board of the Southeast Recycling Development Council and working with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Association of Plastics Recyclers, the Glass Recycling Coalition, and AMERIPEN. Mouw describes his keynote address in this statement: “Despite the headwinds of markets and material values, recycling is more important now than ever before. Smart implementation of best management practices can ensure that recycling stays a resilient and effective service, and one highly valued by the public.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

SUPPORTER SPONSORS

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, Papillion Sanitation, Security Shredding Services, Tetrad Property Group, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Friends of NRC

American Recycling, Becton Dickinson & Company-Medical, Central States Telecom, City of Omaha Public Works, Crete Core Ingredients, DataShield Corporation, Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc., FBG Service Corporation, Hofeling Enterprises, Inc., Integrated Recycling, League of Nebraska Municipalities, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Nebraska Public Power District, O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O., SOARINGroup, Verdis Group

THANK YOU TO OUR VENDORS

MWC-KAN

MWC-KAN

MWC services 2 locations Atkinson - Lincoln, NE MWC manufacturing Quality refuse containers with the highest of standards. RL - FL - SL - Roll-Offs, Recycle styles and lift hook types available. All containers are primed inside and out. Lincoln - Distributer for refuse containers - Swaploader - Pak-Mor - Otto Carts
Lifespan

Lifespan

Lifespan has been doing IT Asset Disposal and electronics recycling since 2002. From our USA operations HQ in Omaha, we serve companies throughout the USA, Canada and globally. Lifespan has been a leader in standards and certifications, and holds R2:2013, ISO14001, NAID AAA and other industry certifications. We focus on refurbishing to maximize value to our customers and to reduce environmental impact. We customize our services – from asset audits to logistics to data destruction – to meet your organization’s governance and reporting requirements. We strive to make it easy to do ITAD right!
Firstar Fiber

Firstar Fiber

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a groundbreaking initiative that collects hard to recycle plastics – like the candy wrappers and juice pouches you’ve always thrown away – at curbside and converts them into useful resources. The Hefty® EnergyBag® Program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including new alternative energy resources and fewer tons of plastics ending up in landfills.
EPA Region 7

EPA Region 7

As a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 7 protects human health and the environment in our nation’s Heartland. Our ecosystems are numerous and the range is broad, encompassing the Sandhills of Nebraska, Flint Hills of Kansas, winding Missouri and Mississippi rivers, prairies and plains of Iowa, and forests and delta of Missouri, not to mention all of the rich agricultural lands throughout our region.
Dempsters LLC

Dempsters LLC

Manufacturer of the Alleycat Recycling Trailer. Our team is committed to offering a complete line of premium recycling equipment along with grant and funding support. We are proud to be working with recycling associations as well as our private and public partners for over 20 years. Providing reliable and durable recycling equipment to help keep America green is our number one priority.
Cross Electronic Recycling

Cross Electronic Recycling

We accept anything with a cord, battery or motor for recycling and disposal. This includes items as small as a cell phone to as large as a car – and everything in between. No matter its condition or if it works or not. We serve both consumers and commercial clients across Nebraska and Iowa. We specialize in Secure Data Destruction to give clients peace of mind knowing that all data is securely removed. Our recycling services provides work experience for students enrolled in Cross Training Center’s vocational training program.
Community Services Fund of Nebraska

Community Services Fund of Nebraska

For 38 years, Community Services Fund has been helping Nebraska communities. You can celebrate the arts, protect our natural environment, and create green spaces, provide healthcare to those who might not otherwise afford it, provide education and advocacy, and work to protect vulnerable children. Through us you get to choose the causes you care about most. By connecting with many different charitable agencies, you help to build a vibrant, creative, healthy community-one sprinkle at at time.
Casella Resource Solutions

Casella Resource Solutions

Casella has consistently led the industry in offering services and infrastructure that help communities and customers sustain – economically as well as environmentally – the planet’s limited resources. With a clear strategy to serve our customers with integrated services, we continue to lead the solid waste industry with an innovative business strategy that seeks to create sustainable value beyond the traditional waste disposal model. We view waste as a resource for producing renewable energy and as a raw material for manufacturing new products.
Big Red Worms

Big Red Worms

At Big Red Worms, we understand how important it is to minimize our impact on the environment as a community. That’s why we convert over 390 tons of food and 800 tons of animal waste into rich living compost each year with the assistance of Eisena fetida (Red Wigglers) worms. We also educate others about how they can incorporate more sustainable practices into their everyday lives. We offer composting classes for students and adults at our location along with tutorials, DIY equipment, and summaries of our research experiments on our website. Classes are offered quarterly, with some being offered through Community Crops.
Aqua Systems

Aqua Systems

Aqua Systems specializes in water softeners, drinking systems, water purification and problem water solutions. Our business to business division specializes in bottle-less water coolers and ice machines. For more information please visit us at www.ilovemywater.com or give us a call at 402-466-6800.

OUR MISSION

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