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About WasteCap Nebraska

WasteCap Nebraska is a statewide, member based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, training and services to help businesses and communities reach their full potential through practices that support economic, environmental and societal priorities.  Our mission is to eliminate waste in Nebraska.

Our goals are to serve as a comprehensive resource for business best practices and recognition in sustainability; to educate stakeholders about the value of sustainable businesses and communities; to help communities on the path to zero waste; and to provide the most complete directory of resources for materials reduction, reuse and recycling in Nebraska.


To partner with business and community leaders to eliminate waste in Nebraska using strategies that improve profitability, community goodwill and employee pride.


To create a positive, measurable impact on Nebraska’s environmental footprint through the facilitation of sustainable practices that benefit our environment, our communities, our world.


Environmental Sustainability

We take a holistic view to understand and evaluate sustainable practices in our approach and interactions with others by balancing the needs of:

  • Nature
  • Society
  • Economy
  • Individual well-being

Organizational Capacity

We practice effective governance to maintain long term sustainability supported by:

  • Sound financial principles
  • Strong organizational structure
  • Responsible policies
  • Transparency
  • Accountability to stakeholders


The success of our organization depends on the relationships we develop and foster.  We take a leadership role in collaboration, networking and outreach.  We partner with experts to provide the highest quality tools and resources to the business community.

Service Oriented

WasteCap is committed to providing quality service to Nebraska businesses through:

  • Demonstrating a high level of responsiveness
  • Keeping our members informed
  • Treating each member as an important resource
  • Engaging in community service that supports our mission

Work Ethic and Dedication

We are inspired, dedicated, and driven by our mission, doing our best to provide leadership by:

  • Exercising integrity, honesty, respect and good judgment.
  • Empowering, supporting and mentoring others.
  • Taking initiative.
  • Being personally accountable for our actions.
  • Having fun.

Professional Development

We embrace a culture of learning, continuously seeking professional development opportunities.  We strive to maximize the strengths and goals of our board and staff.

Creativity and Innovation

We support and encourage the exploration and exchange of ideas.

WasteCap's Mission Statement

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