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 //

Monolith Materials Establishing U.S. Manufacturing Headquarters in Nebraska.

Monolith Materials, a next-generation carbon black manufacturing company is establishing a new manufacturing headquarters in Hallam, Nebraska for its American operations. This new facility is expected to create 600 new jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars in new capital investment in the state, and a clean energy source to the area. Carbon black technology uses … Read More //

Introducing RecyclePak

The Retrofit Companies(TRC) offers an excellent prepaid recycling service called RecyclePak. RecyclePak is an easy recycling solution to small quantities of universal waste such as fluorescent lamps, batteries, ballasts, and mercury waste. With a wide variety shipping container sizes you can be confident that your needs will be met. Simply order online at Their … Read More //

Recycling Equipment Grants Still Available

The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) still has grant funds available in the 2016-17 grant cycle for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies and haulers who wish to purchase recycling equipment. Grants can help fund up to $15,000 for the purchase of recycling trailers, semi-trailers, carts, dumpsters, balers, lift-gates, forklifts, trucks, recycling bins and … Read More //

The Retrofit companies – Universal & Hazardous Waste Recycling Services

Established in 1992, The Retrofit Companies (TRC) is one of the largest hazardous waste transporters in the country. Along with hazardous waste transportation, TRC also provides recycling services for hard to recycle items like: fluorescent lamps, batteries, electronics, PCB materials, oils & filters, glycol coolants, pharmaceutical waste, appliances, televisions (CRT and flat), paints, solvents, products containing mercury, and much … Read More //

Welcome Megan Jackson, a new Program Manager, to our Team!

Megan Jackson joins WasteCap Nebraska with a dedicated commitment to promoting the health and well being of Nebraskans and our natural resources. Since graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Environmental Studies, Megan has dedicated her work to the field of conservation and sustainability. From publishing action plans for promoting urban walkability and coordinating Safe … Read More //

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