Six Organizations Take Home Nebraska Recycling Council Awards

Published October 22, 2019

Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) held its Awards Luncheon and Workshops on October 4th, 2019 under the theme, “Year of the Community.” The aim of this annual fundraising event is to recognize the accomplishments of member organizations and provide learning opportunities for participants.

Keynote speaker, Scott Mouw of The Recycling Partnership described many positive outcomes that have emerged out of the current depressed recycling markets and shared the Partnership’s free, customizable tools to help improve recycling programs. Two Workshops, “Managing Change and Measuring Performance” and “How Grand Junction Bucked the Curbside Single Stream Recycling Trend” provided detailed, practical information, plus Q&A opportunities.

NRC wishes to congratulate all of the 2019 Award Winners, which are businesses and entities that demonstrate initiative and commitment to sustainability practices including waste diversion. Check out the brief videos created for each of the winners.

Washington County Recycling Association
Waste Diversion Project of the Year

This all-volunteer recycling processor has been in existence for nearly three decades.

City of South Sioux City
Waste Diversion Service of the Year

City management has focused on recycling and environmental improvement strategies with multiple benefits in public spaces.

Becton Dickinson Consumer Health Care – Holdrege
Green Team of the Year

Their green team’s improvements in the last 3 years have led to the successful recycling of 42 distinct waste streams.

Benson Plant Rescue / Community Produce Rescue
Zero Waste Award

Over the past two decades, this nonprofit has recovered scores of tons of plant goods and eatable produce for nearly 100% reclamation of all materials.

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery
Commonwealth Award

Open Harvest has been meeting the needs of the community for more than 44 years, marketing goods from more than 80 local farm operations.

Valmont Industries
Member of the Year

This global company, headquartered in Nebraska, manufactures irrigation and infrastructure equipment worldwide and deploys internal green teams to institute environmental improvements.