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The Solid Waste Management Plan for Lincoln and Lancaster County is a guidance document, communication tool, and a resource for policy decisions regarding solid waste management systems, facilities and programs.
The Transportation and Utilities Department and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department facilitated the development of the Solid Waste Plan 2040 with a planning process that included numerous opportunities for public participation and involvement in 2012 and 2013.
In 2020, the City of Lincoln (City) began preparing a 5-year update of Solid Waste Plan 2040(PDF, 5MB). This update provides an overview and outcomes of the planning process.
Solid Waste Management Plan 2020 5-Year Update(PDF, 5MB)
The System Definition combined information on existing solid waste management programs and program options considered for managing solid waste in the future.
The Needs Assessment was used to assist the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County in assessing their existing solid waste management systems, facilities, programs and planning for future needs in Lincoln and Lancaster County.
Various solid waste management options and strategies were evaluated and presented to the Advisory Committee for consideration and discussion.
As part of the process to create the Solid Waste Plan 2040, Mayor Chris Beutler appointed an Advisory Committee comprised of a broad cross-section of community leaders. The Advisory Committee reviewed the components of the Plan, evaluated community inputs, provided guidance and feedback, and proposed changes appropriate for inclusion in plan.
All Advisory Committee meetings(PDF, 146KB) were open to the public and included an opportunity for public comment.
In-person and on-line Public Open House Meetings were held at the following key milestones in the planning process:
Three newsletters(PDF, 372KB) were published, and input(PDF, 553KB) from the public, businesses, and stakeholders was gathered during the planning process.