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Going Green

"Connecting our Community through Conservation"
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Cass County Going Green Proclamation
In 2009, Cass County Commissioners passed a motion to proclaim the county as "Going Green". This proclamation confirmed the County's commitment to take their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare, and safety of its residents in sensible and cost-effective ways and involves the protection of the valuable and vulnerable environmental resources in Cass County.

Cass County Resource Management Plan
In June of 2016, The Cass County Resource Management Plan was completed. A Resource Management Plan is a valuable playbook to assist Cass County in the organization and decision-making processes involved in managing solid wastes produced in Cass County.

Why should we have a Resource Management Plan?

To provide Cass County residents with a better understanding of what disposing trash costs now and what it may cost over the next 10 years

  • To address alternative disposal options to minimize the economic and environmental costs associated with waste
  • To facilitate discussion among residents and officials as to what outcomes might be achieved by actively promoting waste reduction measures
  • Environmental Stewardship - management of wasted resources can have a huge impact on the local environment far beyond what many may consider

Why a Resource Management Plan and not a "Waste Management Plan"?
a pie chart released by the Nebraska Department of Waste Management
In 2009, the State of Nebraska Waste Characterization Study identified that almost 70% of the waste discarded in publicly owned land-fill was considered recyclable.  Recognizing these materials as items worthy of recovery is essential if the county wishes to achieve its goal of remaining landfill-free.
See the plan here.

 nebraska department of environmental quality logo"Financing provided through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Program, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality"