• Events

    Mission to Zero: Registration closes September 30th!

    2016 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops will be held Friday, October 7th, from 8 am – 1 pm, at The Country Club of Lincoln. Each year, WasteCap Nebraska honors high-achieving businesses and communities for their contributions to Nebraska’s Good Life through superior environmental and social performance.  Join us to honor the 2016 Sustainable Business Award … Read More //


    Volunteers Needed for Football Parking Fundraiser

    WasteCap Nebraska is looking for two to three volunteers to help with parking cars in our lot at 6th & J for Nebraska home football games.  Volunteers will be needed for up to three hours before each home game to place signage on surrounding streets, take money and direct cars. This is a fundraiser for WasteCap and we will be … Read More //

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    Free Webinar: Wed., October 12: Composting 101 and Five Strategies for Success in Nebraska: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Get a primer on what composting is and why it matters. Composting has great potential to stimulate rural economies, protect our food supply, conserve water, invest in healthy soils and reduce waste. And the news keeps getting better: Nebraska is already well-positioned to reap these myriad of benefits. Hear about exciting projects taking root throughout the state, and explore the opportunities … Read More //

  • News

    Workshop #1: Recycling by Design

    This year, our keynote speaker and workshop presenter is Will Sagar, Executive Director of the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERD), a group of 11 states in the Southeast US focused on uniting industry, government and non-governmental organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast. Sagar’s keynote and workshop will focus on ensuring access to recycling … Read More //


    Workshop #2: Zero Waste Business

    Carrie Hakenkamp will be presenting a workshop based on the US Zero Waste Business Council’s Zero Waste Business Scorecard. As a Zero Waste Business Associate, she will train businesses on the steps to becoming a certified Zero Waste Business, focusing on items such as innovation, redesign, reduce, reuse, recycling, composting and more. WasteCap Nebraska is … Read More //

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    New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money and Support a Healthy Environment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers. Reducing waste and reusing materials more productively through sustainable materials management over their entire lifecycles conserves resources, helps communities remain economically competitive … Read More //


    Recycle ordinance is dead, for now

    The proposed recycling ordinance, with its ban on putting cardboard and paper products into the city landfill, is dead. But supporters are hoping to revive the original plan by either changing the minds of council members later this year or by putting the issue on the 2017 spring city election ballot. Earlier this month, Mayor … Read More //

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  • Spotlights

    Introducing our newest member: Uribe Refuse!

    Established in 1976, Uribe Refuse strives to provide superior and consistent service. Uribe Refuse is a 3rd generation family owned and operated company that provides quality solid waste management services to the residents of Lincoln and surrounding communities. For over ten years, Uribe Refuse has been a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), are listed on the … Read More //


    Closed Loop Recycling

    WasteCap Nebraska is proud to have Closed Loop Recycling as a NEW member.  Closed Loop Recycling is a recycler of oil absorbents. We use a proprietary process in which we remove and recycle the oil absorbed by our products. We then clean and repackage our products for redistribution to our clients as well as recondition … Read More //

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    Sadoff Iron and Metal completes Omaha, Nebraska, facility expansion

    Sadoff Iron and Metal, headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has announced that the expansion of its scrap metal recycling facility at 4918 F St. in Omaha, Nebraska, will be completed by mid-August 2016. The 5,600-square-foot addition includes two new truck docks, a 35-foot ceiling height to allow for easy dumping and storage of material … Read More //

WasteCap's Mission Statement

Our Mission: Eliminating waste in Nebraska through innovation, education and policy change.