**This press release is courtesy of the North Central RC&D
The November meeting of the NC RC&D was held. Topics discussed during the meeting included setting a date and locations for paper shredding services to be offered yet this year. Some areas will offer the service at no charge. Others will ask for a nominal fee to cover expense. Recycling options for lick tubs was also discussed. The Council is hoping to identify an opportunity for consumers to recycle lick tubs. Kim is currently working with 2 leads.
Megan Jackson, from Ne Recycling Council was a guest at the meeting. She reminded members of the equipment grants available through the NRC. The NRC offers equipment grants of $20,000 with matching funds requirement as little as 20%.
Work continues in the Valentine area to invite potentially interested individuals to a set of meetings set for early 2019 to explore community wide composting.
Bassett recently conducted a Village wide survey. Results show that community members want more opportunities to recycle. Sally Davis-Jackson from the Bassett Economic Development Office asked the Council about the possibility of assisting with possible solutions. The Council is open to discuss options. The Council also suggested they explore partnering with the County.
NC RC&D is the oldest RC&D in Nebraska. Records will be reviewed to establish date started.
The Council asked Kim to contact those that haven’t sent payment for dues yet.
The next NC RC&D meeting is set for January 9, 2019. The meeting will be in the Bassett City Meeting room at 1:40 pm.