Recycle “collapsed” Corrugated Cardboard and Livestock Tubs seven days a week in the semi-trailer parked near the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center (Plain Valley District 13 one-room schoolhouse), 330 South Highway 11, Burwell, Nebraska. The Loup Basin RC&D Council and Custer County Recycling are partnering on a grant awarded for the semi-trailer by the Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Nebraska State Recycling Association, Country Partners CO-OP and the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway to expand the need to recycle corrugated cardboard and livestock supplement tubs. Janet Sanders, Executive Director, Loup Basin RC&D Council said “the semi-trailer gives households and area businesses a means to dispose their corrugated cardboard on a larger scale without having to prepare the cardboard for trash collection.” Janet also stated “community members are encouraged to put their flattened corrugated cardboard boxes including food and product boxes such as cereal, pasta, jello, pancake/waffle mix, pizza boxes, frozen food boxes, shoe boxes, cores from paper towels & toilet tissue, and more on up into the semi-trailer.”
Andrea Seidel, Feed Salesperson for Country Partners CO-OP Ord, Nebraska said “Country Partners Cooperative is pleased to announce their partnership with the Loup Basin RC&D! Keeping cattle and other livestock healthy is important to every operation and livestock supplement tubs are a great way to insure your animal’s health, but sometimes empty tubs can multiply and take up space. Our partnership with the Loup Basin RC&D allows producers to recycle the empty livestock supplement tubs that are marked with the #2 on the bottom of the tub. Producers are welcome to drop off clean, empty tubs at the recycling truck located by the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, 330 South Highway 11 Burwell, Nebraska. On behalf of Country Partners Cooperative and the Loup Basin RC & D we would like to thank the producers for taking part in this recycling project.”
In addition to the expansion of recycling flattened corrugated cardboard and livestock supplement tubs at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway; the Loup Basin RC&D Council’s recycling trailer at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway is available for community members to recycle newspapers, plastic and aluminum cans.
The trailer was grant-funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) to be used at area festivals, parades and community events. The NSRA grant was one of 132 grants in 2014 receiving $21.7 million. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery which has awarded more than $213 million to over 1,600 natural resource projects in Nebraska since 1993.
The Nebraska State Recycling Association is a non-profit, membership organization of public and private organizations, as well as individuals, and has been a recycling advocate for Nebraska since 1980. Betty Carlson, President of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway said “this is a great opportunity for our community members to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway welcomes community members to volunteer with the recycling upkeep. Contact: Janet Sanders, Executive Director, Loup Basin RC&D to sign up as a volunteer at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway.”
For more information about the Loup Basin Resource, Conservation and Development Council’s Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle project please visit their website at http://www.loupbasinrcd.org/ or email [email protected] The Loup Basin RC&D Council serves Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties in Nebraska. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D Office (308) 346-3393 or stop by the office at 807 H ST, Burwell, Nebraska.