Cities of Papillion and Gretna Implement Recycling Program
The Sarpy County Chamber (www.sarpychamber.org) Leadership Sarpy class for 2017-18 has completed their legacy project with recycling in mind. The Leadership Team has worked with the Cities of Gretna and Papillion to implement a recycling program in parks and sports facilities. The team also worked with Second Nature to ensure the long- term success of the program.
As a result of this effort, both cities will have recycling bins available for citizens to use rather than using the regular waste receptacles that were in place. Papillion will have over 25 recycling bins and Gretna will have 25 at this time. The bins are now in place and ready for use at each facility.
The goal of this project is to divert the trash collected at these locations from the public landfills to a recyclable material processing facility. Currently a majority of the trash (up to 60%) is recyclable. In the past, the material has been thrown away due to no other available options.
Leadership Sarpy is a program for leaders to become engaged in Sarpy County through interactive sessions that give exposure to the key challenges and opportunities of the county. Diverse topics give insight to economic development, quality of life, local and state government and community awareness. Each session encourages and inspires participants to reflect upon and develop their leadership potential in Sarpy County. Along the journey, participants establish long-lasting relationships with one another and become committed to enhancing the future of Sarpy County.
The Leadership Sarpy Team includes 6 community leaders (Pat Hillyer, Angie Lauritsen, Travis Gibbons, Steve Wallace, Cathy Alm, and James Dean). The team met over the last six months to better themselves and improve Sarpy County.