• Events

    Community Education 101 Webinar

    Wed., August 10: Community Education 101: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CST Every successful recycling program starts with education. Education both increases participation and revenues, and reduces contamination and costs. But it’s far more than just publishing your recycling guidelines. You need to sell the community on why recycling matters, how to do it right, and most importantly, how to see their … Read More //


    Mission to Zero: 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops

    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 //


    Zero Waste Business & Community Roadmap Webinar Series

     Wed., July 13: Training and Leadership Critical Components to a Successful Zero Waste Program: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CST A system is only as good as its user! During this webinar, we demonstrate the importance of training staff for Zero Waste in any organization.Well-rounded Zero Waste training is often the key to successful diversion and source separation. Take … Read More //

  • News

    Opt Out of Printed Phone Books and Junk Mail

    Product Stewardship Institute’s encouraging phone book publishers to be more sustainable.  You can take the action one step further by opting out of phone book delivery by using Catalog Choice.   Catalog Choice will do all the work for you: it only takes 3 minutes to opt out of your phone book and Catalog Choice … Read More //


    Lincoln Recycling Petition

    According to Lincoln City Councilwoman Leirion Gaylor Baird “Nearly every day, Lincoln lands on a brilliant new ‘Top Ten’ list. Happiest city. Healthiest city. Best city to get a job or be a young entrepreneur. There is a list, however, we have yet to crack: top recycling city. In fact, back in 2012, Lincoln made … Read More //


    Deadline Extended on 2016 Annual Awards Applications

    WasteCap Nebraska’s Annual Awards Luncheon will be held Friday, October 7th at The Country Club of Lincoln.  The deadline for applications is July 29th.  All Waste Cap Nebraska members are encouraged to apply. Awards will be given for:  Member of the Year, Service Provider of the Year, Green Team of the Year, Zero Waste Business Award … Read More //


    Pilot Project to Increase Business Recycling Downtown

    WasteCap Nebraska is working on a Pilot Project, funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, to identify ways to help downtown Lincoln businesses increase their recycling.  Working in collaboration with the Downtown Lincoln Association we have identified three blocks that that have a high number of bars and restaurants, which tend to generate larger … Read More //

  • Spotlights

    Changes Coming to the Nebraska State Fair

    The Nebraska State Fair will offer a Marketplace Sustainability Pavilion during this year’s fair, which runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 5. Jamie Parr, fair facility manager, told board members at their monthly meeting Friday about the new pavilion, to be located in the Outdoor Marketplace area of the fairgrounds at Fonner Park. Parr said that the … Read More //

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    Springo Water WON $50,000.00!!!

    Springo Water won the $50,000.00 from U.S. Bank and the edge contest.  Thank you to all of you who voted for them.  Springo Water plans to expand their equipment, education and benefit the community with the proceeds!  Congratulations to Springo Water! … Read More //

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    Lancaster Event Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Lancaster Event Center is celebrating its 15th year of hosting the annual county Super Fair and now over 270 events per year.  The Lancaster Event Center is the Midwest’s premier multi-use facility. … Read More //

WasteCap's Mission Statement

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