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First Star Recycles Cartons

First Star Recognized for Carton Recycling First Star Recycling was one of the first community recycling organizations to begin recycling cartons. As a result, First Star and our CEO Dale Gubbels were given a featured position in the “Faces of 40” profile from the Carton Council, to serve as a model for other communities and

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Nebraska Recycling Council awarded First Star Recycling with the 2017 Award for Waste Diversion Project of the Year Award.

We are honored to receive this award in recognition for our work with the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program.

Baseball Fans Can Now Convert Previously Non-Recycled Plastics into Energy Through Revolutionary Waste Management Program

Baseball Fans Can Now Convert Previously Non-Recycled Plastics into Energy Through Revolutionary Waste Management Program Fans visiting TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will now notice something new […]

First Star is honored with Greater Omaha Business Excellence Award

Firstar Fiber Corporation (dba First Star Recycling) is honored to be among this year’s Greater Omaha Business Excellence Award recipients.  The awards, from The Greater Omaha […]

Recycling Milestone! Cartons Recycling is now mainstream!

January 2017 saw carton recycling hit a major milestone!  Today, 60 percent of U.S. households have access to carton recycling through their local recycling programs.  According […]

First Star Named Nebraska’s “Recycler of the Year”

Wastecap NE Names First Star “2013 Recycler of the Year” WasteCap Nebraska held their annual Sustainability Summit Awards, and this year, First Star was honored as […]

First Star Recycling Wins Keep Nebraska Beautiful Charity Golf Tournament

First Star Takes Home First Place at Annual Charity Golf Tournament Our sales team played a great game at Keep Nebraska Beautiful’s 17th Annual Charity Golf […]

First Star Recycles Cartons

First Star Recognized for Carton Recycling First Star Recycling was one of the first community recycling organizations to begin recycling cartons. As a result, First Star […]