As part of a city-wide effort to keep waste from going to the landfill, the City of Lincoln’s Recycling Office has awarded a number of local organizations with certification of their high levels of recycling and/or composting.

Three businesses have achieved the Zero Waste level — Carson+Co Global, Lincoln Running Company and The Printer.

The City has also awarded eleven Gold-level designations — Arbor Day Foundation; Assurity Life Insurance; Embassy Suites by Hilton; Gamma Phi Beta; Goodwill Industries; HBE; House of Flowers; NeighborWorks Lincoln; Region V Systems; Star City Heating & Cooling; and Zipline Brewing.

The program has four leadership levels depending on the percentage of their waste that they recycle or compost:

  • Bronze – 20 to 39 percent
  • Silver – 40 to 59 percent
  • Gold – 60 to 89 percent
  • Zero Waste – 90 percent or more

As a member of the Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC), you are dedicated to recycling and waste diversion. If you are a Lincoln business or non-profit with a recycling program, earn recognition for your organization – apply online at and join this network of community leaders to showcase your teams’ values and culture.

Along with your NRC member recycling assistance, the City of Lincoln also provides free, onsite waste reduction and recycling assistance. To learn more and apply for assistance, click here, and for questions about the program email