8:00 am CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
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
Kurtis Olson, 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
11:30 am – 1:00 pm AWARDS LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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
Supporter sponsors receive 1 lunch and 1 workshop ticket; recognition during the program; and name on electronic materials and table tents.
(10 tables available)
*includes a one-year membership beginning Jan 2019
Member of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
End Market of the Year
Green Team of the Year
Waste Diversion Project/Product/Service of the Year
“The Nebraska Recycling Council has been a resource for the HDR Green Team as we have continued to learn about recycling and composting. Their meetings and events have allowed us to gain information as well as learn from other businesses pursuing similar goals. We are honored to have received the 2017 Green Team of the Year Award and have our efforts recognized by the Nebraska Recycling Council and the community. We look forward to continued learning, networking and collaboration.” – Kim Sosalla-Bahr, HDR
“The Nebraska Recycling Council has been an essential partner in connecting us with communities and businesses in need of glass recycling services. Being named the End Market of the Year was a true honor and recognition that we are on the right path. We look forward to continuing collaborative partnerships with the NRC and Nebraska communities, to divert even more glass out of the landfill.” – Michelle Goth, Ripple Glass
“The Omaha Biofuels Coop was very honored to receive the Service Provider of the Year award in 2017. Our group has been working “To produce, use, and promote biofuels to replace fossil fuels” for over 10
years, and very much of our time is spent at the warehouse or behind restaurants collecting waste vegetable oil. Receiving recognition for our efforts serves to remind us that while our work is difficult, messy, and
often unnoticed, it serves an important role in the total recycling market in our community.” – Eric Williams, Omaha Biofuels Coop
Lunch for NRC Members $35
Lunch for Non-Members $40
Workshops NRC Members $25
Workshops Non-Members $30