Composting is a great way to recycle garden waste and reduce the money spent on trash disposal and store-bought fertilizer.

Here are some great tidbits of information about Columbus' local drop-off recycling program.

Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and colleagues are studying the efficacy of using corn and soybean oil to recycle asphalt.

Three college student interns with Rural Prosperity Nebraska arrived in Imperial the end of May to participate in the Rural Fellows Program. Educating the public on the importance of recycling was a topic of importance with the interns.