2019 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops Registration


Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops

Last day to register is September 30th!

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 9 AM – 2:45 PM
The Country Club of Lincoln | 3200 S. 24th Street

8:30 – 9:00 Vendor Set Up
9:00 – 9:30 Registration, Breakfast, Vendor Show, Silent Auction Opens
9:30 – 11:00 Business Workshop
10:00 – 10:15 Vendor Show
11:00 – 11:30 Vendor Show, Advisory Council Member Meeting
11:30 Silent Auction Closes
11:30 – 1:00 Annual Meeting, Awards, Keynote Address
1:00 – 1:15 Awards Photos, Vendor Show, Poster Signing
1:30 Vendor Show Closes
1:15 – 2:30 Community Workshop




Senior Director of Strategy and Research at The Recycling Partnership

Passionate about taking a systems approach, Scott Mouw enjoys putting recycling data to work to help community programs thrive. Prior to joining The Recycling Partnership, Scott spent a career directing North Carolina’s highly regarded recycling program. He has participated in a wide range of regional and national initiatives to advance recycling, including overseeing the development of The Recycling Partnership while serving on board of the Southeast Recycling Development Council and working with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Association of Plastics Recyclers, the Glass Recycling Coalition, and AMERIPEN. Mouw describes his keynote address in this statement: “Despite the headwinds of markets and material values, recycling is more important now than ever before. Smart implementation of best management practices can ensure that recycling stays a resilient and effective service, and one highly valued by the public.”



BUSINESS WORKSHOP 9:30-11:00 a.m.

“Managing Change and Measuring Performance”

Brad Smith, founder of Inflection Point Leadership, and Cindy Sketch, practitioner of several change management projects, will provide step-by-step instruction on how to manage the “people” side of change and transition in one’s organization using behavioral science models and common sense. Cliff Fleener, Corporate Director of Environmental Responsibility for Valmont Industries, will provide a demonstration on how his company uses a tracking system to measure materials diversion and labor inputs that has helped improve their waste diversion performance. Valmont is a worldwide manufacturer of engineered support structures, coatings, irrigation and utility support structures headquartered in Nebraska.



“How Grand Junction Bucked the Curbside Single Stream Recycling Trend”

Darren Starr, Solid Waste Department Manager at the City of Grand Junction, CO will present on their source-separated curbside recycling model and the public-private partnership with GJ Curbside Recycling Indefinitely (GJ CRI) that has made this hybrid system successful. GJ CRI provides residential curbside service, drop-off collection, and is a regional hub for the area. In partnership with the City, the program is set up as an enterprise fund to cover operational costs with profit sharing from the sale of commodities. Learn about how this unique program is overcoming some of the biggest market challenges, and has potential for rural and regional programs in Nebraska.




MWC services 2 locations Atkinson - Lincoln, NE MWC manufacturing Quality refuse containers with the highest of standards. RL - FL - SL - Roll-Offs, Recycle styles and lift hook types available. All containers are primed inside and out. Lincoln - Distributer for refuse containers - Swaploader - Pak-Mor - Otto Carts


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!
Firstar Fiber

Firstar Fiber

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a groundbreaking initiative that collects hard to recycle plastics – like the candy wrappers and juice pouches you’ve always thrown away – at curbside and converts them into useful resources. The Hefty® EnergyBag® Program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including new alternative energy resources and fewer tons of plastics ending up in landfills.
EPA Region 7

EPA Region 7

As a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 7 protects human health and the environment in our nation’s Heartland. Our ecosystems are numerous and the range is broad, encompassing the Sandhills of Nebraska, Flint Hills of Kansas, winding Missouri and Mississippi rivers, prairies and plains of Iowa, and forests and delta of Missouri, not to mention all of the rich agricultural lands throughout our region.
Dempsters LLC

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.
Cross Electronic Recycling

Cross Electronic Recycling

We accept anything with a cord, battery or motor for recycling and disposal. This includes items as small as a cell phone to as large as a car – and everything in between. No matter its condition or if it works or not. We serve both consumers and commercial clients across Nebraska and Iowa. We specialize in Secure Data Destruction to give clients peace of mind knowing that all data is securely removed. Our recycling services provides work experience for students enrolled in Cross Training Center’s vocational training program.
Community Services Fund of Nebraska

Community Services Fund of Nebraska

For 38 years, Community Services Fund has been helping Nebraska communities. You can celebrate the arts, protect our natural environment, and create green spaces, provide healthcare to those who might not otherwise afford it, provide education and advocacy, and work to protect vulnerable children. Through us you get to choose the causes you care about most. By connecting with many different charitable agencies, you help to build a vibrant, creative, healthy community-one sprinkle at at time.
Casella Resource Solutions

Casella Resource Solutions

Casella has 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. With a clear strategy to serve our customers with integrated services, we continue to lead the solid waste industry with an innovative business strategy that seeks to create sustainable value beyond the traditional waste disposal model. We view waste as a resource for producing renewable energy and as a raw material for manufacturing new products.
Big Red Worms

Big Red Worms

At Big Red Worms, we understand how important it is to minimize our impact on the environment as a community. That’s why we convert over 390 tons of food and 800 tons of animal waste into rich living compost each year with the assistance of Eisena fetida (Red Wigglers) worms. We also educate others about how they can incorporate more sustainable practices into their everyday lives. We offer composting classes for students and adults at our location along with tutorials, DIY equipment, and summaries of our research experiments on our website. Classes are offered quarterly, with some being offered through Community Crops.
Aqua Systems

Aqua Systems

Aqua Systems specializes in water softeners, drinking systems, water purification and problem water solutions. Our business to business division specializes in bottle-less water coolers and ice machines. For more information please visit us at www.ilovemywater.com or give us a call at 402-466-6800.


One-Week Stay at Winter Park Condo

Built in the late 70’s, this privately owned 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath Colorado Condo is an updated clean and comfortable condo perfect for affordable family gatherings with a TripAdvisor 3 star rating.

4 VIP Tickets to Horse Show

Relax with friends, listen to live entertainment and watch the riders warm up in the ring-side VIP Lounge & Patio. Located adjacent to the Public Warm Up Arena, in the heart of the Horse Expo, the VIP Lounge serves complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres, snacks and drinks on Friday and Saturday. With easy access to high-end shopping in the Boutique Shopping Village, it’s a great place to hang out before events – exclusively for VIP guests!

2 Tickets to George Orwell's "1984"

In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the Lied stage. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems and governments clash against political repression. “Big Brother” is always watching.

Tumbling Composter

Make better use of your refuse with the Miracle Gro Dual Chamber Tumbling Composter. This large composter allows you to mix and make you own compost right in your own backyard. Its dual chamber design lets use finished compost while fresh compost is still being processed. A metal base supports the design while the compost chambers are made from UV-resistant plastic with mixing bars to help speed up the process.

$20 Coupons for a NE Box Subscription

Lone Tree Foods works with over forty local producers for their fully customizable local food subscription box! The Nebraska Box features items from the above farmers (and many more!)

The Supreme Box contains 4-6 seasonal vegetable items, plus 2-3 other special items such as local meat, dairy, eggs, and grains.


This Perception Rambler 13.5′ three person kayak was originally purchased in 2017. It seats 3, and the front and rear seats have backrests. It has carry handles on the front and rear. Paddles not included. Winner will pick up in Papillion.

Supreme Nebraska Box Subscription

Lone Tree Foods works with over forty local producers for their fully customizable local food subscription box! The Nebraska Box features items from the above farmers (and many more!)

The Supreme Box contains 4-6 seasonal vegetable items, plus 2-3 other special items such as local meat, dairy, eggs, and grains.

Scott Frost Autographed Photo

Original 8×10″ signed photograph of Husker football coach Scott Frost. 



Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, Papillion Sanitation, Security Shredding Services, Tetrad Property Group, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Friends of NRC

American Recycling, Becton Dickinson & Company-Medical, Central States Telecom, City of Omaha Public Works, Crete Core Ingredients, DataShield Corporation, Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc., FBG Service Corporation, Hofeling Enterprises, Inc., Integrated Recycling, League of Nebraska Municipalities, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Nebraska Public Power District, O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O., SOARINGroup, Verdis Group


Lunch for NRC Members: $40
Lunch for Non-Members: $45
Workshops NRC Members: $25 each
Workshops Non-Members: $30 each

Last day to register is September 30th!


To maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska.