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In January NRC formed a start-up committee and applied to be a state chapter of the US Composting Council. By the end of February, NRC was informed that its “Nebraska Chapter of the US Composting Council” was official. “This is an important step for the composting industry in Nebraska, as well as for the organizational growth of the Nebraska Recycling Council,” said Julie Diegel, executive director. “The Nebraska Recycling Council strives to support the full spectrum of sustainable materials management, including redesign, reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. We are so excited to bring another beneficial dimension to our work with Nebraska municipalities and materials processors.”

A Nebraska Chapter kick-off event is being planned in June. More information will be forthcoming in the near future.

Established in 1990, the US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. The USCC supports and performs compost related research, best management practices, establishes standards, educates professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhances compost product quality, develops training materials for compost manufacturers and markets for compost products.