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Where will You be on Earth Day?

The idea of Earth Day was inspired by anti-Vietnam War “teach-ins” that were happening at colleges across the nation. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin announced a “national teach-in on the environment”. This manifested itself in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.  Support Earth Day and WasteCap Nebraska by making a donation now.   … Read More //

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Volunteer Opportunities at WasteCap Nebraska

Interested in being a volunteer at WasteCap Nebraska?  WasteCap is looking for multiple volunteer positions including:  data management, website development, football parking, waste assessments and reporting, research, outreach calling and social media management.  Contact Heather Creevan at 402-436-2384 x 1002 or email [email protected]Read More //

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Visit WasteCap Nebraska at these Earth Day Events

April 13: Union Pacific, 11 am – 1pm, 1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE. April 16: Omaha Earth Day, 11 am – 6 pm at Elmwood Park, http://earthdayomaha.org/ April 23: Lincoln Earth Day, 10 am – 2 pm, Union Plaza, http://www.lincolnearthday.org/ April 23: First Presbyterian Church – 2:30 pm – 4 pm, 840 S 17th Street, Lincoln, NE. … Read More //

WasteCap receives $121,725 from NDEQ Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Jim Macy has announced the awarding of $1,635,003 in 54 grants for litter cleanup, recycling, and public education programs and activities. Funds for the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program are generated from a fee charged to certain manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of products that commonly contribute to litter. … Read More //

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How to Properly Manage Used Electronics from the Residential Sector

Who can collect residential used electronics for recycling in Nebraska? What are the costs of collecting used electronics? Who pays those costs? How do you begin collecting used electronics? What are the best practices of successful collection sites? http://www.wastecapne.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2015.12.28_Electronics-FAQ_FNL-2-1.pdf … Read More //

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Paint in your basement???

Leftover paint is no small issue in Nebraska. Every year, the state generates more that 500,000 gallons of leftover paint – nearly enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool. Leftover paint can often be reused or recycled, yet most of Nebraska’s leftover paint is thrown in the trash or poured down the drains, damaging Nebraskan … Read More //

WasteCap's Mission Statement

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