Compost Resources

hands holding compost

Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment or fertilizer made from decomposed organic materials such as food, manure, yard waste and other compostable materials.  Organic materials in landfills are one of the largest contributors of methane gas, and are also some of the easiest materials to recycle and compost.

In Nebraska, yard waste is banned from landfills, which saves 150,000 tons of yard waste from going to the landfill annually. It is often mixed with sewage sludge and made into compost available to the public. Many municipalities have also added food waste to their compost operations.

Click on your city below, or contact your local municipality for more information.

Omaha, Lincoln, FremontGrand Island, Kearney, Scottsbluff, SewardNorfolk, North Platte, McCook, Beatrice.

Nebraska Compost Services

The following companies are compost producers in their general geographical areas:

In addition, Uribe Refuse Services in Lincoln offers residential and commerical food waste pickup services.

Additional Resources

Regulations and Permitting Requirements for Compost Sites in the State of Nebraska

Understanding Soil Amendments

Best Practices in Resource Recovery: Keep Organic Materials out of Landfills

Keep Organic Materials out of Landfills: Additional Resources

Nebraska Feedlot Composting Project

NRC’s Community Materials Management Toolkit contains many resources for the compost industry, municipalities, community groups, and homeowners interested in composting. Select the “compost” category to view all compost-related resources in the toolkit.