Our Year in Review

Published December 02, 2020
Oh, what a year it has been! I am so thankful for my professional, educated, mighty little team and what they have been able to accomplish despite the pandemic and adapting to working remotely. We continue to break new ground and to widen our circle of friends and colleagues. So, what did we accomplish this year?

  • We welcomed two new staff members – Leah Meyer as a Program Director and Allison Majerus as an Office Coordinator
  • Leah received her TRUE advisor certification
  • We held a virtual glass recycling information session to increase glass recycling and support
  • A comprehensive assessment of recycling and compost access in 20 counties in Southeast Nebraska was completed
  • We were among the organizations that received 10 years of free internet from Allo
  • NRC recognized 6 member organizations and individuals with awards based on their outstanding merit and leadership in supporting the recovery of Nebraska’s resources
  • NRC created a Community Materials Management Toolkit with 22 subject categories and more than 390 resource documents
  • NRC advocated for recycling budget increase in Cass County
  • Several Nebraska communities received recycling contamination audits by NRC to identify challenges and opportunities for improving recycling programs
  • NRC supported Nebraska Recycling Centers in a collaborative group call for Covid-19 related issues
  • We presented at multiple city council meetings and other county functions
  • NRC expanded our member benefits with a dual membership discount to the USCC
  • $167,677 was awarded in Recycling Equipment Grants
  • Plus, we held our first ever virtual conference with five sessions and four national speakers

We wish each and every one of you a prosperous 2021. Best wishes to all of you, and we look forward to when we can have in-person meetings and gatherings again! Be safe and take care.

Heather Creevan, Executive Director
Nebraska Recycling Council