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KNB Wins National Award
Keep Nebraska Beautiful is honored to be receiving a Diamond Level Award, the highest award for a State Affiliate, from Keep America Beautiful. The award will be presented at the KAB National Conference to be held the first week of February in Orlando, Florida. It will be the eleventh consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
Recycle Bowl Competition for K-12 Schools

Thirty-four schools throughout Nebraska registered to participate in the 4-week competition sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. The competition ran from October 19 - November 15, 2015. For competition results, visit http://recycle-bowl.org.
2016 Great American Cleanup
The 2016 Great American Cleanup throughout Nebraska is right around the corner. Our emphasis months are March through May. If your community or organization is interested in participating, please contact our office.
America Recycles Day was November 15th

America Recycles Day is a day set aside to help raise awareness and the need to recycle. Thanks to all the schools, businesses, and individuals who participated and encouraged others to recycle! For more information and educational resources on recycling, visit www.americarecyclesday.org.
2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners
Congratulations to all the 2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners! They were honored at a luncheon on August 20th concluding the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference. Download the 2015 KNB Award Winners here.
KNB's Family Fun Walk was May 2nd
It was a privilege to have Governor Pete Ricketts attend our KNB Family Fun Walk on May 2nd! Thanks so much to everyone who attended and especially to our Family Fun Walk Sponsors: Celebrity Homes, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, Hy-Vee, Juice Stop, Novozymes Blair, Nucor Steel, OPPD, Papillion Sanitation, SCS Aquaterra, SilverStone Group, Solid Waste Equipment Co., United Insurance Agencies, and Waste Management! Chalco Hills and Wehrspan Lake was a great setting to enjoy Nebraska's beautiful environment!
Look for announcements about our date and location of our 2016 KNB Family Fun Walk!
Litter Hotline
Keep Nebraska Beautiful is proud to partner with the Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, Colfax, Dodge, and Cass County Sheriffs' Offices to offer a Litter Hotline to report persons observed littering in those counties. We encourage persons who spot a littering violation along any street, road or highway within the 5 counties to call 877-NO LITTR (877-665-4887) or complete the form by clicking here.
Schools Are Invited to Join Over 166 Other Schools in the Litter-Free School Zone Program
In an effort to keep school grounds clean and free of litter, Keep Nebraska Beautiful initiated the Litter-Free School Zone Program. For your school to participate, contact our office at 402.486.4562 or email schools@knb.org.
Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign
A website has been developed for the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Program which includes numerous education and training resources, a database schools can use to keep their chemical inventories, and more. The website can be found at www.NebraskaSC3.org.

Keep Nebraska Beautiful was a recipient of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign. Additional grant assistance has been received through the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Department of Environmental Quality. The goal has been to develop and implement a school chemical management and safety program for all Nebraska schools. 291 schools have been assisted in cleaning out old, outdated or unneeded chemicals. For more information about the program, please contact the Keep Nebraska Beautiful office at 402.486.4562.
2015 KNB Golf Tournament Winners and Sponsors!!
We owe a huge thank you to our major sponsors for this year's Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament! Our Title Sponsor was Mostek Law LLC, and our Event Sponsors included CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic, Abe's Trash Service, HDR, Olsson Associates, Nebraska Beverage Association, Papillion Sanitation and DLR Group.

The Overall Winning Team was the Mardesen Team. Division Winners included: SilverStone Group, First Star Recycling, CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic and Felsburg Holt & Ullevig. Check out pictures of the winning teams on our Facebook page.
Cars to Donate
Do you have a used car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, or farm equipment sitting idle? You can donate them to Keep America Beautiful and Keep Nebraska Beautiful. If you have a local KAB affiliate in your community, they will benefit too. Even better, your donation is tax-deductible. The program takes care of all title and sale-related paperwork for you. Call 855.426.2474 or visit this webiste for more information. Cars to Donate.
Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program
The Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program has permanent collection facilities available in Kearney, North Platte and Holdrege in addition to Omaha, McCook. The Holdrege facility includes a mobile unit that will serve the following cities/counties: City of Holdrege/Phelps County, City of Franklin/Franklin County, City of Minden/Kearney County and City of Alma/Harlan County.

Grow Big Red
Grow Big Red
Show your Husker spirit and Nebraska pride by planting red flowers this spring! Enter your Grow Big Red Gardens in the KNB Awards Program. How impressive would the drive across Nebraska be if red flowers could be seen from border to border?
The Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup
Two million volunteers across the U.S. took part in the nation's largest organized litter cleanup program. Click here to find out how you can help this spring in your community.
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