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WasteCap Nebraska is recognized for their work with Zero Waste Communities in BioCycle Magazine

Special thanks to Eco-Cycle for being our Zero Waste Partner!

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Sysco to Host December Green Team Roundtable
WasteCap Nebraska will end the 2015 season of Green Team Roundtables in Lincoln at Sysco.  Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.  Sysco will be discussing the distributor’s sustainability efforts, including energy conservation, social responsibility, recycling and more.  Sysco will highlight both their local efforts as well as international efforts to source foods with less pesticides and sustainably harvested food.
WasteCap staff will provide an overview of its new programs for 2016, including a downtown Lincoln Restaurant Recycling and Composting pilot program, webinars, and Zero Waste Business and community planning assistance.
The Roundtable will be held at Sysco-Lincoln, 900 Kingbird Rd, Lincoln, NE 68521 Wednesday, December 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $10 or $8 for WasteCap Nebraska members and includes a zero-waste lunch.
Pre-registration and payment must be made by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4th at:
Tyler Mainquist, President

Tyler Mainquist is a Financial Advisor with Central Financial Services / Ameritas Investment Corp., based in Lincoln. Tyler has a BS from UNL’s College of Engineering. In addition to financial planning and risk management, Tyler maintains a speciality in sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI). He also serves on the board of directors of several other arts, environmental and community organizations.


WasteCap Nebraska thanks UNL IANR for their sponsorship for the 2015 Sustainability Awards Luncheon!

From the heart of America, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is taking the lead in solving the world problems related to food, fuel, water and rural development.  And they’re not slowing down.  In fact, they’re growing their research, teaching and extension programs.  They’ve experienced record student enrollments and hired more than 100 new faculty since 2012.  They have the experts, the vision and the momentum; and invite you to come grow with them.  Learn more at

Live broadcast to discuss findings of a Statewide Recycling Study and the viability of recycling in Nebraska
WasteCap Nebraska is a partner with the Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) offered through Central and Metro Community Colleges and the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities.  On Thursday, December 3rd from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., SLPS will be presenting a live webinar from Metropolitan Community College at the Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10 room 110.

Those offsite, can access the live feed at:

Link: Event number: 809 428 133
Event password: SLPS
Event address for attendees:

Recent findings of a statewide recycling study will be shared by Mark DeKraai, Senior Research Director at University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. The Study highlights regional gaps in recycling access across Nebraska, compares Nebraska’s recycling and diversion rates to surrounding states, and provides recommendations to improve recycling and waste diversion in Nebraska.  Carrie Hakenkamp, Executive Director of WasteCap Nebraska will discuss ways in which diversion can be improved using zero waste concepts and will discuss the  economic viability of recycling.


Recycling Event on Saturday! October 17 from 9-12

Nebraska Recycles is running a recycling event at the West Gate Bank on 6003 Old Cheney.  During the event people may drop off used, broken, or unwanted computers and electronics to us and we will recycle these devices and destroy the information that they contain. This event is open to residential and business customers.

Nebraska Recycles Objectives for the event are:

1) Properly recycle broken and unused computers, laptops, electronics, etc…
2) Destroy the data contained on these devices so that it is not misused
3) Help out the community : Canned food will be accepted and delivered to the Lincoln People’s City Mission, we will be accepting bicycles for MADDADS of Lincoln, and DVD’s will be donated to the DVD’s for Vets program.

The event and details are posted their  Facebook page:

We do have a couple restrictions for this event, they are listed on our facebook event page. The most important of which is that we will not be accepting CRT/Projection/the old style large Televisions at this event.  Flat Panels will be accepted.

2015 Sustainable Business Awards Luncheon
WasteCap Nebraska is hosting the 2015 Sustainable Business Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  Join us to honor the winners and enjoy the company of others that share your business and community values.   The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The County Club of Lincoln and will feature Mitch Hedlund, founder of Recycle Across America.
Prior to founding the society-wide standardized label initiative Recycle Across America™ in 2010, Mitch has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and branding, serving Fortune 500 companies as well as small to midsized companies. In fact, she has relied heavily on those communications and branding disciplines while she developed the society-wide standardized labeling system.
Mitch has proven to be an effective entrepreneur and businessperson by being able to cut through confusion to identify practical opportunities that improve economics, efficacy and participation. She has done this while employed with Dayton-Hudson Department Stores, Fingerhut Companies and when serving her marketing clients for 11 years.
She is a frequent contributor to articles on the subject of recycling and the environment, including Forbes, NY Times and industry publications. Mitch is an ongoing speaker at U.S. conferences and business seminars that have a focus on sustainability and recycling. Additionally, she has been invited to speak internationally, including in Beijing, China, and recently in Brussels, Belgium at the European Union.  Her solutions have been referred to by the NY Times as “one of the most important environmental fixes of today”.
Learn more about Recycle Across America’s the “Let’s recycle right” campaign and its impact on Nebraska.  For more information and the register visit:


Central States Reprocessing

WasteCap Nebraska is proud to announce Central States Reprocessing as a new member.  Your Resin Reprocessing Problems Solved! Central States Reprocessing provides the following services to meet your needs:

  • Resin Recycling, Tolling and Reprocessing Services
  • Purchasing of Industrial Thermoplastic Resin Waste
  • Selling of Reprocessed and Recycled Resin
  • Shipping Service
  • Brokering Service
  • Recycling and Collection Services

Central States Telecom

WasteCap Nebraska is proud to welcom Central States Telecom is Lincoln’s expert in business phone systems as a new member. We offer variety of services ranging from installing NEC phone networks, to allowing you to seamlessly manage your business calls online or through your mobile.

CST is a diamond level dealer with NEC Corporation of America. We have also partnered with ICC Cabling Solutions, Engenius Wireless Products and Plantronics Headset Solutions, supplementing the telecommunication systems each company provides.

We provide you with the option to choose from a variety of servers, including:

  • NEC SV8100 Communication Servers
  • NEC Sphericall Communication Servers
  • ICC Cabling Systems
  • Engenius Wireless Telephone and Network Products
  • Plantronics Headset Solutions
  • Polycom Conference Solutions
  • Confertel Conference Services

Authorized Agent for:

  • Windstream
  • Time Warner Cable Business Class Solutions
  • Century Link
WasteCap's Mission Statement

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