Nebraska awards $4.3 million in recycling and waste reduction grants

Funds are generated from fees imposed on solid waste landfilled in the state, annual retail business sales and new tire sales.

July 23, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I
Patrick Rice, the acting director for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, has announced the awarding of $4.3 million in grants through the state’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Fund.

“These funds are used for a wide variety of projects to reduce waste, promote recycling and address the issue of scrap tire piles,” says Rice. “The grants will provide support to important local environmental improvement efforts across the state.”

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Fund is generated by fees on solid waste disposed of in landfills, annual retail business sales and new tires sales.

The grants are provided to local integrated waste management projects including recycling systems, household hazardous waste collection programs, transfer stations, yard waste composting, scrap tire collections and recycling scrap tires into crumb rubber for use in athletic fields.

Click here to view the list of recipients. The link includes a list of all the 2014 grantees as well as the amount awarded and a description of the projects.