Focus On Land & Waste Division
Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program


Provides funds to support programs to reduce litter, provide education, and promote recycling in Nebraska. Grants may be awarded to both public and private entities.

The Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program has been in existence since 1979. Its purpose is to provide funds to support programs to reduce litter, provide education, and promote recycling in Nebraska. Funds from this program are provided from an annual fee assessed to manufacturers. (For more information, go to
Annual Litter Fee in this web site’s fees page.)

Approximately $1.5 million is available annually through this fund.


Who’s Eligible
: Grants may be awarded to both public and private entities.

Matching Contribution Required
: There is no match required for the cleanup category. For the public education and recycling categories, no match is required for public entities, and a 25% match is required for private entities. Matching contributions are encouraged, and have a positive effect on ranking when grant applications are evaluated.

Who to Contact:
NDEQ’s Litter Reduction and Recycling Program, (402) 471-4242

Time requirements:
Please go to the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Application page for the award process deadline. If you have questions, please send an email to ndeq.wastegrants@nebraska.gov

Supporting Regulations:
Title 133 – Litter Reduction & Recycling Grants Program

More Information:
Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Application

The Litter Reduction and Recycling Program Priority System and will be used for evaluation and ranking of the grant applications

The ECM Enterprise environment will be offline starting on Sunday August 20, 2017 9:00 AM to add a new system index to the database. We expect to be back online by 6:00 PM. Litter Reduction & Recycling applicants may experience problems logging into their account during this time.

If you have any questions regarding Litter Reduction & Recycling grants please contact Katherine Kerner at 402-471-4242.

Allocation Percentage: Litter Reduction and Recycling funds are awarded in three categories: public education, cleanup, and recycling. Each year, the Environmental Quality Council establishes the percentages for allocation of funds for each category.