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Nebraska Food Waste Reduction Program
More food is going into U.S. landfills than any other waste component. 40% of food is wasted, nearly 400 lbs. for every American with an average cost of $1,800 per year for a family of four. At the same time, 42 million Americans face food insecurity - and less than 1/3 of the food we throw out would be enough to feed this population completely. EPA has set a goal of 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Keep Nebraska Beautiful's goal is to make Nebraskans more aware of the problem and provide strategies to help reduce household food waste. Contact our office if you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter, Re-Fresh, that will provide food waste reduction tips, recipes, and resources to help reach the 50% reduction goal in Nebraska.

Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program
Keep Nebraska Beautiful has assisted the communities of Kearney, North Platte and Holdrege to establish permanent waste collection facilities for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste facilities are also located in Omaha (Under the Sink), McCook, Norfolk, and Lincoln. Other Nebraska communities participate in one-day collection events that accept household hazardous wastes from their local residents.

Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign
Keep Nebraska Beautiful embarked on a program beginning in 2008 to help schools safely dispose of outdated, unneeded or potentially dangerous chemicals in schools. The program has assisted nearly 300 schools. If your school is interested in learning more about this program, please contact the Keep Nebraska Beautiful office for more information or visit the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign website.

Litter-Free School Zones
Litter-Free School Zones is a program to encourage students to keep their school grounds litter-free and to raise the public's awareness of litter via a Litter-Free School Zone sign to be placed outside the school.

Get your Litter-Free School Zones Agreement here!
Download it, print it out and send it in!

The Great American Cleanup
Grow Big Red
Environmental Awards Program
Litter-Free School Zones
Grow Big Red
Grow Big Red or Liberty Gardens
Show your Cornhusker spirit by planting red flowers or your American spirit by planting red, white and blue flowers this spring...
The Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup
Three million volunteers across the U.S. took part in the nation's largest organized litter cleanup program this spring. Click here to find out how you can help in your community participate next year.
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