Nebraska Recycling Council

Advisory Council

Dale Ekart

Dale Ekart. Born and raised in Imperial, Ne. Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Started in the recycling field in 1989 after attending a Nebraska Recycling Conference. Started a recycling company in Beatrice, Nebr.1990 thru 2001. Started UNL Recycling program in 1992 and ran that program till 2003. Began work with Eco-Cycle, Boulder, Co. in 2003 as […]

Kelly Flynn

Kelly Flynn was born and raised in Blair, Nebraska on a dairy farm and continued with dairying/farming until 1995 when after moving to Broken Bow, he start working in the waste industry. He has managed the Custer County Recycling Center for 18 years. He is married to his wife Angie and has two sons, two […]

Gene Hanlon

Gene Hanlon has a masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. He has worked as Recycling Coordinator for the City of Lincoln since 1987. He has served on the boards of the Nebraska Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Nebraska State Recycling Association, WasteCap Nebraska, and the Nebraska […]

Kent Holm

As Director of Environmental Services for Douglas County, Nebraska, Kent is responsible for administering the County’s NPDES Phase II Stormwater Permit, the County’s solid waste landfill contract, environmental compliance for the County’s closed landfills, land use and zoning, building permits and inspections, weed control, and landscape maintenance and snow removal. He holds a certification from […]

Dana Klabenes

Dana Klabenes is the City Clerk for the City of Neligh since 2011. Prior to her municipality experience, she worked in very different offices for a bank, a cattle feedlot and a hog confinement. She graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University (home of the Corn Palace!) in Mitchell, SD with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration […]

Benjamin Newton, MES

Benjamin has been the Environmental Sustainability Director at Central Community College (CCC) since August 2016. His office is in Grand Island but he oversees all CCC campus sustainability projects and manages an office of one full time staff and currently eight student interns. Some major projects and initiatives at CCC include a 1.7 MW wind […]

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