Nebraska Recycling Council

Advisory Council

Jack Chappelle

Mr. Chappelle is the Senior Solid Waste Engineer for Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc. He has more than 39 years of domestic and international environmental engineering experience, with the last 30 years dedicated to solid waste planning and engineering. Mr. Chappelle has published and presented numerous technical papers to local, regional, national and international audiences […]

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 […]

Andy Harpenau

Andy Harpenau owns Gretna Sanitation and Soil Dynamics Composting Farm along with his dad and brother. Hillside Solutions is the waste solutions umbrella company that offers a wide variety of services including apartment concierge trash and recycling service, organics and recycling hauling for small and large businesses and solutions for very specific, hard to dispose […]

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 […]

Kelley McReynolds

Kelley McReynolds has been in the recycling industry for 20 years. He has managed MRFs in Des Moines, Houston, New Orleans, and Lincoln. He is currently the general manager of Mid America Recycling.

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 […]

Tamara Slater

Tammy Slater has been Chief Executive Officer at Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebr., Inc. since 2010. She began her career in the alcohol and drug rehabilitation field for adult women, then served as Executive Director of American Red Cross Hall County Chapter, followed by 19 years as Vice President of Human Resources and Services Administration […]

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