January 2022

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Become an NRC Member in 2023!

As we enter the new year, we want to say THANK YOU for supporting NRC. Without YOU, we would be unable to host events, support diversion from the landfill, provide assistance and education, and share resources, conduct research and much more. We invite you to renew membership or become a member in 2023. 

Membership with Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) includes:

  • Listed on our 2023 members webpage
  • Access to advertise your jobs openings on our website and newsletter
  • Access to promote your business announcements on NRC platforms
  • Eligible for NRC annual awards
  • Connected to our member network
  • Featured in NRC newsletter article
  • Access to ongoing technical assistance
  • 82% discount for Recyclingmarkets.net
  • Retrofit member pricing for disposal
  • Discounted NRC event tickets and vendor booth
  • Annual check in with NRC staff and more!

You can become a member or renew membership on our website. We would LOVE to hear from YOU. Please access this link to schedule a time in January to meet with NRC staff to start off your 2023 membership with a discussion of how we can help.

We depend on the relationships built from responsible resource management. Thank you for your support of Nebraska Recycling Council in 2022.

Introducing....Recycling Equipment SWAP

Looking for recycling or composting equipment? Do you have equipment to sell or donate? We are launching a new webpage for you!

This month we are launching the Recycling Equipment Swap webpage so available recycling/composting equipment can be posted online. You can submit a post to us and you can look for available equipment, all in one place! Sellers will be responsible for coordination of the sale/donation.

If you have equipment for sale/donation, please contact Program Director Allison Majerus at amajerus@nrcne.org. Submission requirements are listed on the website. Thank you!

Success Story: ReUnite

We would like to share success stories with our members and followers, and NRC is pleased to highlight our member ReUnite.

Tell us about your organization.

ReUnite is a Lincoln-based startup that builds software for independent, small, and medium sized waste and recycling companies. Our software makes it easy to order and process one-time collection requests. We partner with local waste and recycling companies to perform collections. Our software enables better communication, automates manual workflows, and tracks collection data that can inform decision-making, which helps make smarter decisions and diverts more of our waste.

ReUnite was founded by two University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students in Spring 2020. Our mission from that start has been to make waste diversion services more accessible to all. The idea for ReUnite emerged when recyclable material collection sites in Lincoln started to close. The ability to reduce, reuse, and recycle is the biggest way for an individual to make an impact. With the help of local stakeholders and haulers we have been able to understand and address the barriers that communities face today.

Keep reading...

Recent Work with UNL Students

Recent Work with UNL Students

This semester, Douglas County Environmental Services and Nebraska Recycling Council served as clients for the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Environmental Engagement course. The intent of this project was to support the need for a new waste characterization study in Nebraska and provide alternatives to a waste characterization study. The last waste characterization study for Nebraska was in 2009. For more information on this research or to get involved, please reach out to Haley at director@nrcne.org

NRC values young professionals and we look forward to future projects with students! If you or your organization are conducting research and could use student help, we encourage you to reach out to Dave Gosselin, the Director of Environmental Studies at University Nebraska- Lincoln.

Webinars & Events

Electronics Drive

Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska

4555 Vine Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

Saturday January 7, 2023

10 am-2 pm

Polystyrene Collection in Lincoln and Omaha

More details!

Articles of Interest

UN plastics treaty negotiations show initial stances of activists, industry and governments

USCC Takes Stance on PFAS

How Nebraska Officials Are Trying to Solve the Plastic Problem

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