• Events

    Becoming a Nebraska Certified Electronics Recycler FREE Webinar, March 30, 11:00 AM CST

    Have you ever wondered about becoming a certified electronics recycler? This webinar will answer your questions by providing an overview of: * What it means to be a certified electronics recycler. * The three electronics recycling standards (R2, R2/RIOS, e-Stewards). * The value of being certified. * The process and costs associated with becoming certified. … Read More //

    Shared Hauling = Shared Impacts Green Team Roundtable

    WasteCap Nebraska has successfully assisted six downtown Lincoln businesses on two different blocks in developing shared waste and recycling programs. Combined, the shared recycling programs will increase recycling by 29 cubic yards per week and save the businesses $338.31 total per month.   A luncheon celebrating the successes and challenges of the shared waste hauling … Read More //

    Join Big Red Worms for Their Product Launch and Open House

    Want to see what Big Red Worms does? Need to get the garden boosted for the season? Jeremiah Picard, the well known Worm Czar of the Midwest, is hosting an open house and product launch on Saturday, April 15th at 3211 NW 39th Street from 9 am – 4 pm. For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/264427500670871/ … Read More //

  • News

    Grant Program Funds Available for Foam Polystyrene Recycling Equipment

    The Foam Recycling Coalition opened its grant submission process to support increased recycling of packaging made from foam polystyrene. Both public and private organizations involved in managing residential curbside recycling programs or material recovery facilities are eligible to apply for funding. Grantees are required to communicate the addition of foam polystyrene in their recycling program, … Read More //

    The Future of Plastic Bags?

    Introducing the Avani Eco Bag, a bag that is edible and truly biodegradable.  Every year an estimated one trillion plastic bags are used by consumers.  When put into perspective, that’s nearly 2 million bags (1,902,587) every minute! That’s an incredible amount of potential plastic waste. The Avani Eco-Bag is designed to be completely compostable and … Read More //

    Cooperative Recycling in Downtown Lincoln

    Working with the City of Lincoln and the Downtown Lincoln Association, WasteCap Nebraska has successfully assisted three downtown Lincoln businesses in developing a shared waste and recycling program. The Bourbon Theatre, the Fat Toad and Yia Yia’s didn’t previously have any formal hauling program for recyclables. The cooperative recycling will divert 8 cubic yards of … Read More //

    Waste Reduction and Recycling Assistance Program (WRRAP)

    The City of Lincoln has established a Waste Reduction and Recycling Assistance Program for commercial establishments starting new recycling programs. This includes government facilities, schools, nonprofit organizations, multifamily housing complexes, institutions, industries and businesses. The City will reimburse an establishment up to $250 for startup costs such as the purchase of recycling containers or educational … Read More //

  • Spotlights

    Friendship Home of Lincoln Achieves 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator

    Friendship Home is one of only five charities in Lincoln and one of only twenty-five charities in Nebraska to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charitable organizations. They provide in-depth ratings and analysis of financial health, accountability, and transparency of selected charities. One of Charity … Read More //

    Mid America Recycling Increases Capabilities With Addition Of Machinex Unit

    Mid America Recycling (MAR) is excited to announce the recent addition of their new Machinex single-stream sorting machine. Before the addition of this machine, Mid America Recycling was at capacity sorting up to 1 ton per hour. With the new sorting machine Mid America Recycling was able to increase their sorting production tenfold to an … Read More //

    Scott Vyskocil of NAI FMA Realty Named 2016 CPM of the Year

    NAI FMA Realty is pleased to announce Scott Vyskocil, vice president, property management, has been named the 2016 “CPM of the Year” by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Nebraska Chapter. The award was presented at the chapter’s annual past presidents and award luncheon held on October 20th in Omaha, NE. Vyskocil joined NAI … Read More //

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