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Nebraska DEQ Awards more than $1.7 Million to Boost Recycling Efforts

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Grant money will be generated by fees imposed on companies whose products produce litter.

Recycling Today Staff February 19, 2013

Mike Linder, director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, has announced the awarding of more than $1.765 million through 55 grants for litter cleanup, recycling and public education programs and activities. Funds for the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program are generated from a fee charged to certain manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of products that commonly contribute to litter.

“Recycling and litter reduction are important issues to all Nebraskans,” Linder says. “These grants to local programs and communities will help us all meet our goal of protecting natural resources in our state.”
Below is a listing of all grantees for 2013, listed by type of grant and project name:

Recycling Grant Awards:

  • Angels on Wheels Inc., Omaha, $57,483;
  • Cass County, Plattsmouth, $41,536;
  • Firstar Fiber Corp., Omaha, $83,188;
  • Green Future Inc., Lincoln, $55,671;
  • Green Recycling Enterprises LLC DBA Second Nature Media, Omaha, $34,238;
  • Keep Alliance Beautiful, Alliance, $44,755;
  • Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Beatrice, $1,656;
  • Keep Chadron Beautiful, Chadron, $5,800;
  • Keep Chadron Beautiful, Chadron, $18,089;
  • Keep Columbus Beautiful, Columbus, $1,400;
  • Keep Kimball Beautiful, Kimball, $40,362;
  • Keep Lexington Beautiful, Lexington, $9,619;
  • Keep Nebraska Beautiful, Lincoln, $82,283;
  • Keep North Platte-Lincoln County Beautiful, North Platte, $60,900;
  • Keep Schuyler Beautiful, Schuyler, $44,940;
  • Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful, Scottsbluff, $18,139;
  • Lincoln Electric System, Lincoln, $95,000;
  • Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Lincoln, $38,850;
  • PAKS Developmental Services, Ogallala, $38,635;
  • Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency, Imperial, $20,000;
  • Upper Loup Natural Resources District, Thedford, $4,701;
  • WasteCap Nebraska, Lincoln, $90,055; and
  • WasteCap Nebraska, Lincoln, $16,980.


The Nebraska DEQ announced the following recipients under its Cleanup Grant program:

  • East Central District Health Department, Columbus, $3,175
  • Educational Service Unit #1, Wakefield, $6,000
  • Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Beatrice, $10,901
  • Keep Chadron Beautiful, Chadron, $6,477
  • Keep Keith County Beautiful, Ogallala, $1,250
  • Keep Lincoln-Lancaster County Beautiful, Lincoln, $19,000
  • Keep North Platte-Lincoln County Beautiful, North Platte, $24,762
  • Keep Omaha Beautiful, Omaha, $18,000
  • Keep Schuyler Beautiful, Schuyler, $500
  • Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful, Scottsbluff, $18,822, and
  • Steinauer Community Club, Steinauer, $1,050.


Public Education Grant Awards are the following:

  • City of Lincoln, Solid Waste Operations, Lincoln, $5,800
  • Grand Island Area Clean Community System, Grand Island, $61,014
  • Keep Alliance Beautiful, Alliance, $34,590
  • Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Beatrice, $37,213
  • Keep Cass County Beautiful, Nehawka, $17,000
  • Keep Chadron Beautiful, Chadron, $50,250
  • Keep Columbus Beautiful, Columbus, $22,637
  • Keep Fremont Beautiful, Fremont, $74,871
  • Keep Keith County Beautiful, Ogallala, $22,575
  • Keep Kimball Beautiful, Kimball, $13,702
  • Keep Lexington Beautiful, Lexington, $14,478
  • Keep Lincoln-Lancaster County Beautiful, Lincoln, $84,375
  • Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, Burwell, $34,966
  • Keep Norfolk Beautiful - NCIC, Norfolk, $18,928
  • Keep North Platte-Lincoln County Beautiful, North Platte, $42,651
  • Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful, South Sioux City, $34,880
  • Keep Omaha Beautiful, Omaha, $61,400
  • Keep Schuyler Beautiful, Schuyler, $21,439
  • Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful, Scottsbluff, $50,231
  • Keep Sidney Beautiful, Sidney, $28,559
  • Product Stewardship Institute Inc., $20,000.

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