2018 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops Registration

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 8am – 1pm
Where: The Country Club of Lincoln | 3200 S. 24th Street



8:30 – 11:00 am WORKSHOPS

Community Workshop: Thinking in Systems

How a Pay As You Throw System is working in Bellevue, Nebraska

Epiphany Ramos, Wastewater Operations Manager, City of Bellevue.


How a Hub and Spoke System is working in Ogallala, Nebraska

Larissa Binod, Plant Manager of Western Resources Group.


Business Workshop: Measuring What Matters

How to do an economic assessment of the true costs of waste disposal vs. recycling for your business

Megan Jackson, NRC Program Manager & Certified Zero Waste Advisor through the TRUE Advisor program of the US Green Building Council


Keynote Speaker Jerry Powell – President, Resource Recycling, Inc.

Jerry Powell is the owner of three magazines (Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News). He edits Resource Recycling. In addition, he aids in the management of three annual conferences, The E-Scrap Conference, The Plastics Recycling Conference, and The Resource Recycling Conference, several of which are the world’s largest in their fields.

Previously Jerry founded and managed a recycling consulting firm for a decade and founded and managed a recycling business in Portland, Oregon for more than eight years.

He is a past three-time chair of the board of the National Recycling Coalition and the three-time chair of the board of a state recycling association. He has spoken on waste management and recycling issues in 48 states, five Canadian provinces and seven foreign countries.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm VENDOR SHOW


Thank you to our Sponsors

Workshop and Award Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors
Consumer Technology Association, Firstar Fiber, Frito-Lay, Inc., Lifespan, Lincoln Electric System, Mid-America Recycling, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Papillion Sanitation, Tetrad Property Group, Union Bank & Trust Co.

Friends of NRC Sponsors
American Recycling, BD Pharmaceutical Systems, Central States Telecom, Eco-Cycle International, Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc., HDR, Hofeling Enterprises, Inc., League of Nebraska Municipalities, Niederhaus Refuse, Inc., O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O., Pro-Tainer, Inc., Union Pacific Railroad Co., Verdis Group, VerMaas Construction

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our Vendors

Altitude Recycling Equipment
Altitude Recycling Equipment specializes in solutions for recycling and solid waste handling. We provide a wide variety of equipment including: balers, compactors, conveyors, shredders, and sorting equipment. We have a large inventory of used equipment, and we can locate specific types of equipment if needed. Altitude also supplies baling wire and other parts delivered to your facility. Whether you are looking to start a new program or improve an existing one, Altitude will provide you with the optimal set up with quality equipment and exceptional service. www.altituderecycling.com


Casella Resource Solutions
Casella Resource Solutions is a solid waste and recycling Management Company, moving aggressively to supplement traditional waste management services with expertise in resource renewal and sustainability. We have consistently led the industry in offering services and infrastructure that help communities and customers sustain – economically as well as environmentally – the planet’s limited resources. We view waste as a resource for producing renewable energy and as a raw material for manufacturing new products. www.casella.com


Central States Reprocessing
Central States Reprocessing (CSR) is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. CSR obtains all types of plastic materials to grind, extrude, pulverize, or compound/blend plastic material(s) to meet the requirements of manufactures that produce a finished product. CSR also brokers plastic materials to meet customer demands. Central States Reprocessing, LLC has been operating for approximately 8 years. csrlnk.com


Dempsters LLC
Manufacturer of the Alleycat Recycling Trailer. Our team is committed to offering a complete line of premium recycling equipment along with grant and funding support. We are proud to be working with recycling associations as well as our private and public partners for over 20 years. Providing reliable and durable recycling equipment to help keep America green is our number one priority. www.dempstersllc.com


Egan Supply Co.
When it comes to your janitorial supplies, floor maintenance and sanitary cleaning chemicals, Egan Supply has it covered. Our extensive product inventory of janitorial supplies covers everything you need to clean virtually anything. Don’t sacrifice quality for discount prices. We have them both! Egan Supply proudly stocks the best in janitorial cleaning & maintenance chemicals.  www.egansupply.net


EPA Region 7
Independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. EPA Region 7 protects human health and the environment in our nation’s Heartland. Our three priority areas are: refocusing the Agency back to its core mission, restoring power to the states through cooperative federalism, and adhering to the rule of law and improving Agency processes. www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-7-midwest


Lifespan has been doing IT Asset Disposal and electronics recycling since 2002. From our USA operations HQ in Omaha, we serve companies throughout the USA, Canada and globally. Lifespan has been a leader in standards and certifications, and holds R2:2013, ISO14001, NAID AAA and other industry certifications. We focus on refurbishing to maximize value to our customers and to reduce environmental impact. We customize our services – from asset audits to logistics to data destruction – to meet your organization’s governance and reporting requirements. We strive to make it easy to do ITAD right! www.lifespantechnology.com


Mil-tek Central Recycling & Waste Solutions LLC
Mil-tek Central specializes in small footprint, pneumatic equipment for recycling and waste compaction. Our line-up of unique equipment includes multiple sizes of balers, mobile waste compactors, can crushers and EPS densifiers.  www.miltekusa.com


MWC – KAN is proud to be a leading manufacturer of quality refuse and recycling equipment. We offer a full line of Rear Load, Front Load, Side Load and Roll-Offs as well as Otto Carts and the original Easy Dump satellite dumper. Our containers are stackable to maximize truckload quantities and help save YOU on freight. Our Easy Dump unit with optional Bayne Lift is ideal for missed stops, rural routes, gated communities and other restricted areas.  www.olsonindustries.com/trash_containers


Nebraska Recycles
Nebraska Recycles specializes in handling electronic waste streams of large businesses. We travel all over the state helping large commercial clients manage aging or defective IT equipment and data security needs, including onsite hard drive destruction.  W have pickups scheduled monthly in the largest cities in Nebraska including Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk ,Columbus, Kearney, Nebraska City, North Platte, etc. www.nebraskarecycles.com


Ripple Glass
Ripple Glass is a glass recycling company located in the heart of Kansas City, MO. We have about 110 containers in the KC area and work with about 100 communities regionally as a solution for glass recycling.  You can find their purple recycling containers now in Kansas City, Jefferson City, Branson and Omaha! www.rippleglass.com


Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom, and safety products. Today, Rubbermaid Commercial Products continues to expand into product categories where brands matter and customers place a premium on innovation and offers the market a more substantial product offering, and best-of-breed business practices as a strong, successful partner. www.rubbermaidcommercial.com


Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction
Fast, Easy and Secure recycling of your electronics equipment. That’s our mission.  We call our unique approach “Down to Earth”. It means we combine our environmental responsibility with easy-going, customer focused attention. We’re proud to offer customized programs that not only help the planet more, they also help make more for our customers by offering secure disposal and recycling options. www.sadoffecycle.com


SEAM (Secure Enterprise Asset Management, Inc)
SEAM provides businesses and institutions with compliant, secure and responsible IT asset retirement services including on and off-site data destruction, value recovery, and environmentally sound technology recycling. Certified to the highest worldwide standards for data security, environmental management systems and quality processes, we undergo stringent internal and external annual audits to maintain compliance with the only federally recognized electronics recycling certifications, e-Stewards 3.0 and R2:2013, as well as OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications.

Our regionally located, privately owned company serves data security and IT recycling needs for businesses located in Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas. seamservices.com

Silent Auction Items

Family Photo Session
Beth Anderzhon (“Buffy”) is a photographer in Lincoln who specializes in family, maternity, engagement, wedding, senior, daily life, and architectural photography. She loves capturing personalities and the unique dynamics of each relationship.

The photo session can be within 1 hour of Lincoln. It includes a 60-90-minute session, color and b&w photos, free digital images with print release, and a set of 4×6 prints delivered to you. Whether you want pictures at the State Capitol, in a park or your backyard, our beautiful state has tons of possibilities to capture a beautiful moment. Value: $250+ www.buffysphotography.com


Guided Fishing Tour
Fishing trip for two with a premier fishing guide! Join Jerry Steinke (on the left) for a full day of fishing on Lake McConaughy! Jerry Steinke is dedicated to recycling and a steward to his community and the environment.

Fully rigged boats with bait, tackle and fish cleaning included.

Lake McConaughy is built on the edge of the Nebraska Sandhills. The lake offers ample space for boating and recreational water sports, and its white sand beaches are ideal for camping. Lake Mac is excellent fishing for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Wipers, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Perch and Jerry’s favorite, Walleye. Value: $350+ www.lakemcconaughywalleyeguide.weebly.com


Carved Paper Custom Artwork
Get a unique, custom artwork made from hand carved paper by award winning, international paper artist Danielle Easdale.

Australian born, Danielle now resides with her family in Omaha, NE. By daylight she works in the recycling industry where she developed a love of all things paper. By night she hand carves, cuts, and manipulates paper into intricate works of art.

Danielle fell in love with the contrasts of paper, being both incredibly fragile and yet durable to withstand the tests of time. An avid traveler, Danielle appreciates beauty in the small things in life and draws her inspiration from the fine details surrounding her. Value: $275+ www.deasdaleart.com


Photo Reproduction on Artboard
Have a great photo? Turn it into a piece of art! Eagle Printing & Sign is offering a custom photo reproduction on an art board. They have been in the printing industry since 1991, offering digital, offset, and large format printing, signage, and even digital and print design services. Value: $150+ www.eagleprintingandsign.com


Merritt Reservoir Vacation
Experience a Sandhills Lake Resort Vacation! Plan now for 3 days and 2 nights for four in a cabin at Merritt Trading Post.

Enjoy 3,000 acres of clean water and white sand beaches at Merritt Reservoir! The area offers fishing and water sports, and grouse, pheasant, waterfowl, deer, antelope and turkey hunting. It’s also touted as Nebraska’s top warm water fishery!

Also included with the trip is a pontoon cruise to enjoy the breathtaking sunset, weather permitting.

Merritt Reservoir is located in a picturesque valley of the Snake River, 26 miles southwest of Valentine. Take a day trip to Valentine, enjoy great shopping and restaurants, or make plans to float down the Niobrara. All while staying at Merritt Reservoir. Value: $415+ www.outdoornebraska.gov/merrittreservoir.com

Individual Tickets

Lunch for NRC Members $35
Lunch for Non-Members $40
Workshops NRC Members $25
Workshops Non-Members $30