Nebraska Recycling Council to Host Free Events on Construction Waste Diversion

Nebraska Recycling Council ( is hosting two free events in March on the subject of construction and demolition waste diversion.

The first event will be a webinar held on March 6 at noon CST. The webinar is entitled, “Construction & Demolition Waste Management Theory and Practice.” Dan Hartsig of WasteCap Wisconsin and Brittney Albin of Lincoln Public Schools will be presenting. Mr. Hartsig will highlight the key characteristics of successful construction waste management planning, including the types and quantities of waste materials generated, the most cost-effective outlets for these materials, responsibility for oversight, and handling instructions needed to meet project goals. Lincoln Public Schools requires that all recyclable material such as wood, metal, and cardboard be separated from trash during building and remodeling projects. Contract requirements, the oversight process, and outcomes on their building and remodeling projects will be shared. The link to register is

In addition, on Thursday, March 21, the Nebraska Recycling Council will host a Construction & Demolition Mixer for builders, architects, haulers, and vendors at the Lancaster County Extension Office (444 Cherrycreek Rd., Lincoln) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Local vendors that accept a variety of scrap materials from builders will be on hand to provide information on what materials they accept, their quality standards, and tipping fee, if applicable. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is strongly encouraged and can be done at

Nebraska Recycling Council is a statewide, member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their goal is to re-energize resource recovery in Nebraska through innovation, education, training, and the power of collaboration. Visit for more information, or contact (402) 436-2384 /