Friday, October 7th, 8 am – 1 pm

The Country Club of Lincoln

3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln, NE

Individual Tickets

Lunch for WasteCap Member         $35

Lunch for Non-Members                 $40

Workshops                                      $25




Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter

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.


Recycling by Design

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.

Zero Waste Business

Presented by Carrie Hakenkamp

Achieve a 90% diversion of waste using the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s Zero Waste Business Scorecard.

The Zero Waste Business workshop will focus on 12 credit areas including redesign, recycling, leadership, innovation, reduce, training, closed loop system, reuse, hazardous waste prevention, diversion, compost and upstream management.

carrie hakenkamp

Carrie Hakenkamp has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Sociology from UNL and has been involved in recycling and environmental issues for over 20 years.  She has been the Director of WasteCap Nebraska since 1998.  She has earned certificates in zero waste community planning and is a certified Zero Waste Business Associate with the US Zero Waste Business Council.





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“WasteCap staff has helped the State Fair Staff to identify and improve steps in our overall sustainability plan. We continue to work with WasteCap to identify improvements and efficiencies in our sustainability education, efforts, and logistics. Our shared goal is to improve waste diversion and sustainability efforts at the Nebraska State Fair, but equally important, we want to encourage Fair Guests to make good environmental choices at the Fair, but also at home, at work, and in their communities year-round.” – Mrs. Jaime Parr,  Facility Director

“WasteCap Nebraska has been an incredible partner for us, providing resources on Zero Waste, valuable connections across the state, and encouragement to keep pursuing our goals for our small rural community. The recognition given to us by WasteCap Nebraska as Green Team of the Year in 2015 helped energize our community to keep up with our Zero Waste efforts. Thanks WasteCap Nebraska for helping the city of Wayne make a difference!” Sandy Brown, City of Wayne Green Team

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