The North Central RC&D announces NK Waste and Recycling of Valentine NE has been awarded a Nebraska Environmental Trust Grant. This grant will aid in offsetting the building cost of a bunker for NK Waste & Recycling at their recycling location in Valentine.

This bunker will make it possible for NK Waste & Recycling to accept glass for recycling.

This is the second grant received for glass recycling with assistance from the NC RC&D. The first grant received was from the Ne DEQ this summer for Bristow. Their bunker is set to be ready for glass in October.

“It is unusual to offer glass recycling these days,” comments RC&D President, Mike Burge. “There just hasn’t been an outlet that would accept it. Through the Nebraska Recycling Council, the RC&D became aware of Ripple Glass in Kansas City, MO.“

All colors of food and beverage glass can be recycled. Labels can stay on, they just need to be clean. If you can see through it, it likely can be recycled. Windows, shower doors and tabletops, with frames and hardware removed will also be accepted.

More details about what can and can’t be recycled will be released at the opening of the bunker. No specific date has been set yet but it will be soon. “The bunker needs to be completed,” Neil Wescott reports. “It won’t be long and we will keep you posted. Receiving the grant sped up the process. With only one other location in Northern Nebraska currently accepting glass, NK Waste and Recycling is proud to be expanding our recycling services.”