April 2023

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Happy Earth Month from NRC!

Why should you reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost?

  • Save money and conserve resources
  • Protect groundwater, air quality, wildlife habitat, and prevent greenhouse gas pollution
  • Recycling creates an average of nine times more jobs than landfill. Composting creates at least twice as many and Reuse creates as many as 30 times more jobs than landfills.
  •  Composting reduces food waste in the landfill and improves soil health.
  • The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries reported an economic impact of $495,182,700 in 2021 for Nebraska.

This Earth Day, please consider how you can further reduce your waste! And of course, reach out to NRC if you have any questions.

Clothing Swap at Lincoln Earth Day

Lincoln Earth Day has partnered with the Nebraska Recycling Council and Goodwill to host the very first city-wide clothing swap with a special guest, the Frugal Fox!

The event will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Clothing drop off is 10-11am, clothing swap is 11am-1pm, and $1 sale 1-2pm. There is a limit of 15 items per person. Only adult clothing will be accepted, no holes, stains, undergarments, or bathing suits.

Hope to see you there!

Space Limited! Register for

NESC’s 45th Annual Conference - April 20-21

The Nebraska Safety Council will host its 45th annual conference on April 20 at Robbers Cave in Lincoln, NE. Safety, Wellness, and Human Resource professionals are encouraged to attend to earn up to three continuing education credit hours, enjoy an awards luncheon, tour Robber’s Cave, network with safety, wellness, and HR professionals, as well as participate in educational workshops.

Day one will feature keynote speaker, Richard Hawk, breakout sessions, an awards luncheon, open exhibit hall, tours of Robber’s Cave, followed by a networking reception.

Day two will feature a full day of workshops with an open exhibit hall over the lunch hour.

To register or learn more about the annual conference, visit nesafetycouncil.org.

Volunteer on April 15!

We are looking for volunteers to assist for three or six hour time frames (9 am-noon, noon- 3pm, or 9 am-3 pm) for the Lincoln Clothing Swap on Saturday, April 15th. Generally speaking, volunteers would be assisting with setup/teardown, greeting the public, and accepting/organizing donations. 

We want to make a big impact this year by diverting as much clothing as possible from the landfill! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, you can email Allison at amajerus@nrcne.org

Did you know?

NRC manages the google group ‘Nebraska Recycling Centers’. Conversation is encouraged and NRC shares information such as webinars, market information, and equipment for sale. If you are interested in joining the conversation, click the button below!

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Conservation Nebraska is partnering with Nebraska Wesleyan and students enrolled in the Communication Research Methods course to learn more about our events and what communities around Nebraska are concerned about.


Follow this link to share your thoughts and help make a bigger impact in your community!


2023 Great Plains Conference

Nebraska SWANA Cornhusker Chapter

April 12-13, Embassy Suites, La Vista, NE

*If you'd like to receive notifications from Nebraska SWANA Cornhusker Chapter, please contact Michelle Hilding

Lincoln Earth Day

Clothing Swap!

April 15 at Innovation Campus

10 am-2 pm

Nebraska Safety Council conference

April 20-21, 2023

Robber's Cave, Lincoln, NE

Earth Day Omaha

April 22 at Elmwood Park, Omaha

11 am-6 pm


NRC Fall Conference 2023

Tuesday, September 19

Upcoming Webinars

Organics Collection from Indoor Settings

April 6, 12:00 pm CST

Register here!

Measuring Economic Impacts of Reuse

April 11, 1:00-2:30 pm CST

Register here!

EPR for Packaging & Bottle BIll Programs: How Can They Coexist?

April 13, 1-2:30 pm CST

Register here!

Opportunities for Waste Reduction and Diversion in Laboratories

April 20, 1-2:00 CST

Register here!

Properly Managing E-Cigarettes & Vaping Waste Streams

April 27, 12:00 pm CST

Hosted by NEWMOA and NERC

Register here!

Articles of Interest

USDA Announces Cooperative Agreements for Compost and Food Waste Reduction

The Lure of Landfills: How Garbage Changes Animal Behavior

Lincolnites must separate yard waste from trash starting on Saturday

Fire incidents increased at waste, recycling facilities in 2022

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