The Nebraska Recycling Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization formed by a merger of the Nebraska State Recycling Association and WasteCap Nebraska on March 31, 2017. NRC is a statewide, member-based organization.
The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) was originally formed in 1980 to support Nebraska’s nascent recycling industry. NSRA has focused on supporting recycling infrastructure for businesses, communities and nonprofits by providing small grants for recycling equipment, such as bins and containers, balers, trucks and trailers, conveyors, and etc. It also has provided consultation for communities to improve recycling capacity and public awareness, and produced numerous guidance documents.
In 1992 WasteCap Nebraska (known then as INFORM) was formed as cooperative between a group of Lincoln businesses that wanted to leverage better recycling services. Over the years, WasteCap Nebraska focused on providing business waste assessments, recycling best practices for business, public education, and the online, statewide “Nebraska Recycling Guide”. More recently, WasteCap has been working with communities to help organize around zero waste principles and infrastructure.
The mission of the Nebraska Recycling Council is to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska.