2020 Webinars

Waste Reduction: National Survey Results & Campaign Solutions that Look Upstream
The Center for Biological Diversity develops and executes campaigns to address how the effects of population pressure and inequitable consumption impact our environment. Kelley Dennings  invites the audience to share their ideas in the hopes of identifying partnerships willing to collaborate and work together. Especially since Nebraska participated in the research.

Recognizing Healthy Soil
Let’s check out how soil health is related to how soil functions and identify the relationship between us and our soil’s health.

Recycle Coach and ReCollect Demos and Meeting
Demos and a meeting to discuss the possibility of participating in a statewide subscription to an online platform that supports municipal solid waste and recycling programs.

2019 Webinars

Introducing the Municipal Measurement Program to Nebraska
Municipalities face a variety of challenges when it comes to reducing the amount of waste their communities produce. Program managers have limited time and budget which makes it difficult to properly measure the progress they are making toward achieving their diversion goals. Tracking important performance metrics and researching program improvement options can also be challenging. Without efficient access to reliable program performance reports, municipal staff can struggle to identify the best course of action to improve recycling. Watch this webinar to discover how the MMP will help municipalities overcome these challenges and improve their waste & recycling programs.

Construction Waste Management Theory & Practice
Daniel Hartsig, Director of Project Management at WasteCap Wisconsin, and Brittney Albin, Lincoln Public Schools Sustainability Coordinator, present construction waste management planning, contract requirements, oversight, and outcomes on projects.

Setting Up Glass Recycling Programs for Communities
Is your community struggling with glass? In this webinar, Lauren Henry discusses how to begin a glass recycling program with Ripple Glass and how the glass industry is doing despite the changes in recycling.

2018 Webinars

Impacting School Sustainability from the Top Down and the Bottom Up
We are bombarded daily with techniques that are new, innovative and offer change, but do we really need to re-invent the wheel every time a new idea comes out? Chris Vail presents guidelines, practices and methods that assist our communities in striving to recycle more, waste less and focus on source reduction.

Waste reduction – the forgotten R
Kelley Dennings and Casey Williams highlight recent waste reduction research and intervention results from New Dream. New Dream’s mission, as a national non-profit organization, is to empower individuals, communities and organizations to transform their consumption habits to improve well-being for people and the planet.

Identifying & Engaging Future Environmental Leaders Through School & Community Programs
What is the best approach when trying to identify and engage future environmental leaders? Jessica Hare discusses her strategies for developing and maintaining new and worthwhile educational programs.

Hub & Spoke: A Recycling Model for Rural Communities
Recycling in rural areas presents unique challenges. One option is to form multi-community partnerships to capitalize on economies of scale. Learn how rural Nebraska communities can improve their recycling programs with the hub and spoke recycling model.

What is Community-Based Social Marketing and How Can it Help Improve Your Community’s Recycling Program?
Jennifer Tabanico, President of Action Research, covers the basic principles of community-based social marketing as a behavior-based approach for developing effective recycling programs.

Building on Goodwill’s Legacy of Reuse, Repurposing and Recycling in Greater Nebraska
Tammy Slater, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska. Inc., gives a presentation about the Recycling, Re-Using and Re-Purposing activities of her organization. Learn about their programs, successes, and challenges, including a glass recycling pilot launched in 2017.

Navigating Lincoln’s Cardboard Ban for the Commercial Sector
Lincoln’s landfill ban on cardboard will be effective April 1, 2018. Learn about financial and technical resources available to businesses, what constitutes contamination and how to prevent it, and how to work with your hauler to ensure a successful recycling program. Due to some technical difficulties during the webinar, you can follow along with the slides HERE.

One Province, One System: A Recycling Model Funded by Producers
Allen Langdon gives an overview of the Recycle BC program, the first 100% Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in North America where industry assumes full financial and managerial responsibility for the residential recycling system.

2017 Webinars

Best Management Practices for Retail Featuring Eagle Printing & Sign
Matt Ashmore talks about his locally-owned print shop and their sustainable business practices.

Best Management Practices for Offices Featuring HDR
Learn about HDR’s sustainable business practices, measurable goals, green team structure, and how they are committed to reducing their environmental impact.

Best Management Practices for Hospitality Featuring St. Julien Hotel & Spa
Learn how St. Julien Hotel & Spa achieves their zero waste goals.

Best Management Practices for Restaurants and Bars Featuring BarFly Ventures
Learn how HopCat-Lincoln and other BarFly Ventures restaurants strive to compost and recycle up to 90% of their total waste stream.

Waste & Recycling Industries Smart Technology
Learn how smart technology has entered the waste and recycling services market.

EPS Recycling Made Easy
Learn how to recycle EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic).

Becoming a Nebraska Certified Electronics Recycler
This webinar will answer your questions by providing an overview of becoming a certified electronics recycler.

2016 Zero Waste Community Road-Map Webinar Series

Increase Recycling by Changing the Way You Charge for Trash
Learn how pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) works for residents and the steps a community can do to move it forward.

Convenient Curbside Recycling
How do you bring a convenient, cost-effective curbside recycling program to your community?

Community Education 101
Every successful recycling program starts with education.  Education both increases participation and revenues, and reduces contamination and costs.

Composting 101 and Five Strategies for Success in Nebraska
Get a primer on what composting is and why it matters.

2016 Zero Waste Business Road-Map Webinar Series

Zero Waste 101 
What is Zero Waste?  Is it possible? How do I get started?  Does it cost money?

Rightsizing your Hauling Services and Containers
Is your waste & recycling service the best fit for your needs?

Training and Leadership Critical Components to a Successful Zero Waste Program
A system is only as good as its user!  During this webinar, we demonstrate the importance of training staff for Zero Waste in any organization.

Beyond Recycling: Implementing Reduce and Reuse Webinar
Businesses that Reduce and Reuse see the most savings.


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