Waste Programs

Our waste programs focus on waste reduction by diverting useful materials, safely disposing of dangerous waste, and recycling spent products whenever possible. Please check out the individual pages of each of these waste programs to learn more.

The Materials Exchange Program matches people with usable items to people who need them. These items can range from industrial chemicals to office supplies. Our goal is to keep useful items out of landfills.

The Food Waste Program focuses on educating individuals about the significant problem excessive food waste is causing in our country and on encouraging individuals to take action to reduce food waste in their own lives.

The Used Oil Collection and Reuse Program was initiated to ensure all Nebraskans can dispose of used oil properly and legally. Used oil collected through the program can be reused, recovered for energy, used in asphalt applications, or re-refined.

The Household Hazardous Waste Program educates Nebraskans on the hazardous and toxic items they may have in their homes, including how to properly dispose of such items and how to limit the amount of toxic materials in the home by using less toxic alternatives.

America Recycles Day occurs on November 15th every year, with volunteer events leading up to the day itself. Keep Nebraska Beautiful helps to coordinate volunteer efforts.

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