3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln, NE
Will Sagar is Executive Director with the Southeast Recycling Development Council. SERDC’s mission is to unite industry, government, and non-government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast. Efforts include a specific focus upon the economic impact of the recycling industry. He works from his home town of Brevard, North Carolina.
Will Sagar graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major on Economics and Mathematics. After selling the excavation business he built and operated for a decade, he was the Solid Waste Director for Transylvania County, NC for 16 years. While there he started the recycling program, built the first lined landfill in Western North Carolina; implemented a Pay As You Throw program, which applied utility pricing to waste collecting resulting in a doubling of the recycling program; established a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection; and started an electronics recycling program. Later with Henderson County, he started electronics collection and created a county energy accounting system.
Presented by Will Sagar
How government, industry and non-profits can come together to form an effective and sustainable recycling system in Nebraska.
How can we increase recycling and make it sustainable when prices for recycling commodities are at an all-time low? The answer lies in intentional statewide planning and design. This workshop will provide expertise on how to approach the development of Hub and Spoke systems, improve contamination rates negotiate agreements, and provide effective incentives for recycling.