Tan logo with green outline that says Nebraska Chapter. A state chapter of the U.S. Composting COuncil.

The USCC Nebraska Chapter was founded in February 2019 as a program of the Nebraska Recycling Council, and an official state chapter and affiliate organization of the US Composting Council. As a USCC state affiliate, the Nebraska Chapter of the US Composting Council is dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of the composting industry in Nebraska using science, principles of sustainability, and economic viability.


Nebraska Composting Council Leadership

Nash Leef  – President
Suzanne Gates – Vice President
Ben Benton – Secretary
Carina Olivetti – Treasurer/Fiscal Sponsor Representative

NECC Leadership meets bi-monthly.

Tours, webinars, and social outings will be offered during the non-meeting months.

If you’d like to join the leadership team contact Carina Olivetti ([email protected])

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Benefits of  becoming a Nebraska Chapter member :

1. Join a meaningful voice
2. Opportunity to network and collaborate on policy specific to requirements and specifications of compost use and organic recovery. Help educate other industry professionals and the public, encourage and guide compost research with other compost industry leaders in Nebraska. Work together to promote best composting practices.
3. Updates on compost markets and marketing strategies and best practices throughout Nebraska. Collaborate to enhance product quality and markets.
4. Training opportunities through periodic state and regional compost operator trainings.
5. Learn about new technologies Opportunities to network with industry professionals, compost manufacturers, and experts around the world by receiving compost specific articles, newsletters, and webinar opportunities.
A group of people that are members of the Nebraska Composting Council.

NECC participants at the Nebraska Recycling Council Fall Conference 9/23.

Picture of a woman with a black and white blouse on. She is standing behind the NECC booth.

NECC Chapter Member/Vice President Suzanne Gates at the Nebraska Recycling Council Fall Conference 2023.



Individual $25

Institution $125

Small Commercial <250
Business/Producer $125

Large Commercial<1000
Business/Producer $250

Commercial Contributing>1000
Business/Producer $500

NECC leadership recommends becoming a member of USCC for higher than Individual level.

U.S. Composting Council Member Benefits
• Opportunities to network with industry professional, compost manufacturers, and experts around the world.
• Access to member-only documents and studies regarding all phases of compost manufacturing including:
Technical • Marketing • Advocacy • Product
Specifications • Manuals

Discounts on:
• Professional certification training
• Seal of Testing Assurance Program (STA Certified Compost)
• Conferences, Conference Workshops, Webinars, Production Equipment Partner

USCC membership = Automatic NECC

2019 Meetings

4/18/2019, 5/15/2019, 6/4/2019, 8/21/2019, 12/5/2019

2022 Meetings

9/15/2022, 11/10/2022, 11/30/2022

2023 Meetings

1/11/2023, 2/15/2023, 5/3/2023, 5/23/2023, 7/6/2023 (NECC hosted YPHH-Biochar Presentation), 7/19/2023, 9/19/2023, 11/13/2023

2024 Meetings

1/15/2024, Guest Speaker 2/26/2024, 3/15/2024