May 2021 Newsletter
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You can make a difference!
The giving has started! No need to wait until it is officially Give to Lincoln Day, as your donation will be eligible for the challenge match funds now through May 25th thanks to the Lincoln Community Foundation and its generous sponsors. Your donation to Nebraska Recycling Council will help provide statewide assistance and support to recycling and composting. Let's partner together to encourage, strengthen, and advocate to make our state an even better place to live! With your partnership, we can strengthen programs and provide valuable education as we continue to work towards a vision where all materials and resources are reserved for their highest and best use and landfills are the last resort. Because of generous donors like you, NRC is able to help Nebraskans reduce, reuse, and recycle. It's our hope that you can add a few minutes into your day to support NRC and make a donation. Let's work together and make recycling and composting happen!
Member Spotlight:
University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union
This is part of a series of interviews with NRC members. The purpose is to provide insights into materials management programs and best practices of member municipalities, businesses, and service providers.

The University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union located on P Street in Lincoln provides personal financial services, serving University of Nebraska students, faculty, staff, volunteers, alumni and their families. We spoke with Dena Noe, Vice President of Member Experience at the Federal Credit Union, to find out more about the operation and how they have implemented recycling efforts into their business plan.
Now Seeking:
Sponsors, Vendors, and Early Bird Registrants!
NRC's 2021 Fall Conference "Nothing Wasted: Reducing Our Impact and Maximizing Our Resources" is happening October 5-7th, and we're going virtual again! This premier event, complete with our highly esteemed keynote Gary Cuneen of Seven Generations Ahead, several interactive workshop sessions, vendor show, and really great networking opportunities, will be held on the Remo platform. We are SO excited to connect with you all on Remo. Learn more about Remo HERE. We are currently seeking awesome organizations to be sponsors and vendors. If you're looking for high visibility and opportunities to connect with others in the industry, this is your chance! Find a good fit HERE.

REGISTER NOW to get the early bird rate at $65, a $15 discount, before August 16th! Student and NRC member discounts also available. And DON'T MISS OUT! The first 25 registrants will receive a gift card for a Starbucks treat or drink to sweeten the deal!
The Television Event Decades in the Making
It’s time the dangerous lead in your old television set entered The Twilight Zone. Recycle your old CRT (Cathode Ray Tubes) TVs, CRT monitors, and other electronics properly with FREE* recycling at a CRT Amnesty event happening near you!

*Details at

Upcoming CRT Amnesty Events scheduled for: Alliance, Beatrice, Burwell, Chadron, Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, McCook, Nebraska City, O'Neill, Valentine
Compost Corner
This year’s ICAW 2021 theme, Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat, empowers us to recognize and promote the importance of composting and the use of compost in growing healthier food, supporting healthier soils and, ultimately, creating a more just and sustainable world.
This 40-hr, 5-day course will be hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, and focuses on giving you the knowledge you need to run a successful composting facility, whether you’re just getting started or have been composting for a while.
Webinars & Events
Through May 5th | FREE | Alliance Municipal Landfill, at 1441 Kansas Street | 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm Sat

Through May 15th | FREE | REGISTER

May 18th | Noon-1:30pm | REGISTER

June 28-30th | Las Vegas | REGISTER
Articles of Interest
ReCircled, a company focused on the ReUse and ReCycling of the 100 Billion garments and 25 Billion shoed produced annually, is pleased to announce the opening of their Sidney, Nebraska facility.

Food waste makes up nearly 30% of everything we throw away. Find out how you can reduce your impact from food waste.

In Norfolk, compost is in high demand, and you can make a profit from recycling scrap metal.

In April, The Buffalo County Community Partners Response Team partnered with Motherboard to host a laptop recycling drive, with a focus on donating a majority of the computers to childcare providers.

For the ecologically concerned in Columbus, making the world a little cleaner just got a little easier.
Tidbit of the Month
Small changes make a big difference!
Since 2016, paper usage at Central Community College has decreased by 46%. They have transitioned to an online system for receipts, purchasing, and mileage reimbursements. They eliminated personal and office printers, and there is only one main printer in office areas. Even their president walks to the printer to pick up copies. They have saved 1.5 million sheets of paper per year since 2016 with these small changes!
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