Nebraska Recycling Council


Open Harvest Co-op Grocery Hosts Eat Local Challenge in Lincoln

From September 17th – 30th, Open Harvest & local partners, KZUM, Lone Tree Foods, and Community Crops, are challenging the community of Lincoln to eat more locally-produced food. Here’s the drill: Pick up an Eat Local Challenge Passport at Open Harvest and at participating businesses Collect Stickers by completing the following: Eat Local food at […]

Rubbermaid’s Recycling Solutions Vehicle is Coming to Lincoln

Stop by the Nebraska Recycling Council parking lot after lunch on Monday, September 25th and see the Rubbermaid Recycling Solutions Vehicle. Learn about the latest recycling technologies and production solutions, and check out the demos. Enjoy some cookies and beverages as you make plans for the upcoming Lincoln cardboard ban and get ideas for your business, 610 J Street, 12:30-2:30 […]

BarFly Ventures Webinar

Best Management Practices for Restaurants & Bars   HopCat-Lincoln and other BarFly Ventures restaurants strive to compost and recycle up to 90% of their total waste stream. Learn about the products they use, staff training and education, green team engagement, and initiatives to protect and conserve fresh water.   The September 26th webinar will be presented by […]

2017 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops

It’s that time of year! Join us for our annual meeting on October 19th. Attend a workshop to learn how communities navigate the process of changing their solid waste management plan or where businesses have opportunities to improve recycling outcomes by pooling their resources. Also, get to know some vendors and hear from our keynote […]


Meet the Keynote of our 2017 Annual Meeting – Ellen Martin

Ellen Martin – Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives,  Closed Loop Partners As Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives, Ellen tracks progress and impact of the Closed Loop portfolio and generates actionable insights for investors, municipalities, and industry. Over the past several months, she has been leading an industry-wide study on the capital […]

Lessons from our HopCat Lunch & Learn

From plate waste and kitchen scraps, to packaging and supplies, restaurants produce a large volume and variety of waste. It’s a complicated waste stream, but last month’s Lunch & Learn with HopCat-Lincoln gave insight into how an admirable 90% waste diversion rate can be achieved. It starts with having management on board, and certainly helps […]

Scottsbluff Zoo Reports Recycling Success from “Twinning the Bin”

Riverside Discovery Center has seen an uptick in recycling after “twinning the bin”, that is, pairing a recycling bin with every trash bin throughout the zoo. The new bins were purchased thanks to a NRC Recycling Equipment Grant funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The zoo has recycled nearly twice as much since the new […]

Need help with the cardboard ban?

We are eager to support implementation of Lincoln’s cardboard ban, effective April 1, 2018. The ordinance bans cardboard from the City landfill. Refuse haulers will have curbside recycling service available to any home or business that chooses to subscribe, and the City will expand capacity at the free recycling drop-off sites. Lincoln currently buries 19,000 tons of […]

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