For more information, contact:
Brian McManus (402) 471-4223
Amanda Woita (402) 471-4243
Or Emily Case (402) 471-4256
brian.mcmanus@nebraska.gov
amanda.woita@nebraska.gov
emily.case@nebraska.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2020

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$6 Million Awarded to Waste and Litter Reduction, Recycling and Scrap Tire Grants

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced today the award of $6,011,940 in grants to support 161 projects across the state. These grants will help fund litter and waste reduction projects, recycling programs, and pay costs for scrap tire cleanups, and collections for household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and pharmaceuticals.

“There were many outstanding applications submitted to NDEE this year,” Macy said. “These grants will assist many important local efforts to promote litter and waste reduction, and help handle the costs of proper disposal of many materials, such as household hazardous waste and scrap tires.”

Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive funds are generated by a fee on solid waste disposed of in landfills, an annual retail business sales fee, and a fee assessed on the sale of new tires. Grants are provided to local integrated waste management projects, and can include recycling systems, household hazardous waste collections, and composting. For 2020, 33 projects totaling $2,415,029 were funded under the Business Fee, Disposal Fee, and Deconstruction of Abandoned Buildings categories.

Also included in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive program are the Scrap Tire funds, which are generated from a $1 fee on new tires purchased in Nebraska. In 2020, 77 grants totaling $1,856,735 were awarded. The grants will fund 33 scrap tire cleanup events across Nebraska. Enough funding was awarded to clean up 5,171 tons of scrap tires. Funds will also be used to partially reimburse the cost equipment to process scrap tires and help fund many products made from recycled scrap tires, such as artificial turf football and soccer fields, athletic running tracks, and playground surfacing.

Litter Reduction and Recycling funds are generated from a fee charged to certain manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of products that commonly contribute to litter. The program has provided grants annually since 1979. In 2020, 51 litter grants totaling $1,740,176 were awarded in the public education, cleanup, and recycling categories. Public education programs educate citizens on litter reduction and recycling through a variety of school and community activities. Priority is given to programs that promote markets for recycled materials or purchasing products made from recycled materials. Cleanup grants provide funding for Nebraska residents of all ages who pick up litter and debris along Nebraska’s highways, waterways, recreation lands, urban areas, and other public use areas within the state. Not only are the public areas improved through the removal of litter, but also much of the materials collected is recycled. Recycling programs provide an alternative to the disposal of solid waste in Nebraska’s landfills.

Grant applications for 2021 will be available early July 2020. Please check our website or contact ndeq.wastegrants@nebraska.gov for more information.

Below is a summary of the 2020 grant awards by city.

Town
Applicant Name
Program Category
Award
Project Description
Adams
Village of Adams
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$2,702
25% reimbursement of an 851 sq. ft. poured-in-place rubber playground surface, using 3,750 lbs. of recycled tire rubber.
Albion
City of Albion
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$16,490
Proposed 140-ton scrap tire cleanup in Albion for Boone County.
Alliance
Keep Alliance Beautiful
Public Education
$68,671
Provide waste reduction and litter prevention education to Box Butte County students and residents. Teach practical habits to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Alliance
Keep Alliance Beautiful
Recycling
$44,752
Funds to operate the recycling center in Alliance serving Box Butte County.
Alliance
Keep Alliance Beautiful
Business Fee
$98,746
Funds for the recycling center operations for Box Butte County and surrounding area, and waste reduction and recycling education programs. In 2018 Keep Alliance Beautiful collected 745,271 lbs. of recyclables, compared to 562,920 lbs. in 2017.
Alma
Lower Republican Natural Resource District
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$8,812
Proposed 70-ton scrap tire cleanup in Hildreth for Franklin County.
Alma
Lower Republican Natural Resource District
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$13,096
Proposed 106-ton scrap tire cleanup in Alma for Harlan County.
Alma
Lower Republican Natural Resource District
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$11,192
Proposed 90-ton scrap tire cleanup in Guide Rock for Webster County.
Arlington
Arlington Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$13,650
50% reimbursement of 101,400 lbs. of rubber playground mulch for playground.
Auburn
Nemaha County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$10,875
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Nemaha County at two locations.
Bancroft
Bancroft-Rosalie Community School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$7,825
50% reimbursement of 56,000 lbs. of rubber playground mulch for playground.
Bartley
Southwest Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$393
25% reimbursement of 5,850 lbs. of rubber mulch. Mulch used at playground at Southwest Elementary.
Beatrice
Gage County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$50,852
Proposed 450-ton scrap tire cleanup in Beatrice for Gage County.
Beatrice
Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Inc.
Cleanup
$6,200
Clean up 100 roadside miles and 60 acres in Gage County.
Beatrice
Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Inc.
Public Education
$40,756
Partner with Gage County, the City of Beatrice, and local organizations to educate and encourage recycling and the importance of purchasing recycled content products. Promote "use less stuff" in schools.
Beaver City
Furnas County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$18,370
Proposed 150-ton scrap tire cleanup in Arapahoe for Furnas, Frontier, and Red Willow counties.
Bellevue
Bellevue Public School District
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$30,000
25% reimbursement of artificial turf for the baseball infield at Bellevue West High School. 58,000 lbs. of crumb rubber used.
Benkelman
City of Benkelman
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$13,896
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Benkelman for Dundy County.
Bertrand
Village of Bertrand
Recycling
$2,895
Purchase a trailer to collect and transport recyclables to the closest recycling center in Holdrege.
Blue Hill
Banner County Road Department
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$10,302
Proposed 75-ton scrap tire cleanup near Harrisburg for Banner County.
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$174
25% reimbursement of the cost of two 6 foot benches for the school, made from 4.5 passenger tire equivalents.
Brainard
Village of Brainard
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$8,364
Proposed purchase of 66,300 lbs. of rubber mulch for the city park playground.
Broken Bow
Custer County Recycling
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$20,200
Proposed 150-ton scrap tire cleanup in Broken Bow for Custer County, and portions of Blaine, Dawson, Logan, Loup, Sherman, and Valley counties.
Burwell
Loup Basin RC&D Council/Keep Loup Basin Beautiful
Public Education
$47,462
Public education program for youth and adults that focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction, and recycling in Central and North Central Nebraska.
Center
Knox County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$12,538
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Center for Knox County.
Central City
Central City Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$2,100
50% reimbursement of 15,600 lbs. of rubber playground mulch for the elementary playground.
Central City
Central City Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$1,130
50% reimbursement of 7,800 lbs. of rubber playground mulch for the elementary playground.
Central City
Merrick County Highway Deptartment
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$12,002
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Central City for Merrick County.
Ceresco
Village of Ceresco
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$2,829
Proposed 15-ton scrap tire cleanup in Ceresco for residents.
Chadron
Chadron Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$28,222
50% reimbursement of 173,550 lbs. of rubber mulch and 25% reimbursement of two poured-in-place surfaces made from 6,600 lbs. of rubber.
Chadron
Chadron State College
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$101,546
25% reimbursement of artificial turf for the football field at Elliot Field at Don Beebe Stadium. 305,000 lbs. of crumb rubber was used.
Chadron
Keep Chadron Beautiful
Cleanup
$5,060
Clean up 100 roadside miles in Dawes County.
Chadron
Keep Chadron Beautiful
Public Education
$59,396
Public education to establish new attitudes and behaviors toward litter reduction and recycling. Provide monthly educational presentations to schools. Conduct community presentations and help with litter-free events. Provide cigarette receptacles and pocket ashtrays.
Chadron
Keep Chadron Beautiful
Business Fee
$61,976
Funds to continue the paper and cardboard recycling program for the City of Chadron. In 2019 29,930 lbs. of office paper and 147,850 lbs. of cardboard were collected for recycling.
Columbus
Columbus Community Hospital Child Care Center
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$4,857
50% reimbursement of 34,597 lbs. of rubber playground mulch and 25% reimbursement of five rubber mats, using 403 lbs. of recycled tire rubber.
Columbus
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Public Education
$36,168
Public education to increase recycling and raise awareness for litter prevention for Platte County by working with the City of Columbus, local schools, businesses, and organizations.
Columbus
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Recycling
$16,100
Hire a recycling coordinator to transport recyclables from two trailer locations in Columbus to the recycling center in Schuyler. This will provide a recycling opportunity for Columbus residents.
Columbus
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Business Fee
$625
Advertising expenses for an electronic waste collection event in Columbus for Platte County residents.
Columbus
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Business Fee
$24,141
Funds to hold a household hazardous waste collection event in Columbus for Platte County residents. Anticipate collecting 15,000 lbs. of waste.
Columbus
City of Columbus
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$36,102
Proposed 250-ton scrap tire cleanup in Columbus for Platte County.
Cozad
City of Cozad
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$20,084
Proposed 150-ton scrap tire cleanup in Cozad for Cozad residents and the immediate surrounding countryside.
Davenport
Little Blue Natural Resource District
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$15,952
Proposed 130-ton scrap tire cleanup in Hebron for Thayer County.
Davenport
Little Blue Natural Resources District
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$26,662
Proposed 220-ton scrap tire cleanup in Clay Center for Clay County.
David City
Butler County Landfill
Scrap Tire Equipment Grants
$337,500
50% reimbursement of a tire shredder and electrical service to replace an existing shredder. Estimate shredding 8,000-10,000 tons of tires per year.
Dodge
Village of Dodge
Recycling
$11,350
Promote recycling in Dodge by posted signage and educational material mailed quarterly to residents.
Elkhorn
Elkhorn Legion Baseball Post 211
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$33,935
Proposed 25% reimbursement of artificial turf for the infield at Frerichs Legion Field to be installed in 2020.
Elkhorn
Elkhorn Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$81,186
Proposed 25% reimbursement of an artificial turf playing field at Elkhorn North High School.
Elkhorn
Elkhorn Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$83,301
Proposed 25% reimbursement of an artificial turf for the football/soccer field at Elkhorn Public School stadium.
Elkhorn
Elkhorn Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$81,104
Proposed 25% reimbursement of an artificial turf for the field at Elkhorn South High School. Project to be done June 2020.
Elkhorn
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$1,240
25% reimbursement of freight and installation costs, only, for 1,512 sq. ft. of rubber playground tiles made from 8,278 lbs. of crumb rubber.
Elm Creek
Village of Elm Creek
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$9,975
Proposed 50% reimbursement of 74,100 lbs. of rubber playground mulch, to be used in two playground areas in the park.
Elwood
Gosper County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$19,631
Proposed 150-ton scrap tire cleanup in Elwood for Gosper County.
Fremont
Fremont Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$9,936
50% reimbursement of 64,000 lbs. of rubber playground mulch for a playground at Washington Elementary, which was damaged by the 2019 flood.
Fremont
Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc.
Public Education
$58,725
Public education program involving schools, community events, and a local media campaign to increase resident participation for proper disposal of waste materials.
Fremont
Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc.
Business Fee
$21,302
Funds to hold a household hazardous waste collection event for residents in Fremont and Dodge County. Provide recycling opportunities at public events and maintain an ongoing program to promote waste reduction and improve recycling efforts.
Gibbon
Gibbon Public School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$16,492
25% reimbursement of the cost of a top coating track maintenance system at Gibbon High School. Used 6,290 lbs. of crumb rubber.
Gordon
Gordon Elementary School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$3,640
50% reimbursement of 23,400 lbs. of rubber playground mulch.
Gothenburg
City of Gothenburg
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$2,362
Proposed 50% reimbursement of 17,550 lbs. of rubber mulch to be purchased for the city playground.
Grand Island
Grand Island Area Clean Community System
Public Education
$39,601
Provide public education and outreach on recycling and reuse/repurposing to schools, community events, and daycares. Provide education on proper disposal of household hazardous waste. Provides recycling containers and supplies at local events.
Grand Island
Grand Island Area Clean Community System
Business Fee
$143,562
Funds to operate the Betty Curtis Household Hazardous Waste facility for Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Merrick, and Adams counties.
Grand Island
Grand Island Clean Community System
Cleanup
$6,000
Clean up 50 acres and 100 roadside miles in Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick counties.
Grand Island
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$129,357
25% reimbursement of an artificial turf football/soccer field at Memorial Stadium. 313,162 lbs. of rubber was used.
Grand Island
Hall County Highway Department
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$13,554
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Grand Island for Hall County.
Grand Island
Literacy Council of Grand Island
Public Education
$22,295
Provide environmental literacy programming for adult English-learning students and the greater community. Litter reduction and recycling education will be provided through direct instruction (groups and one-on-one), the Earth Day Festival, and a public education campaign.
Grant
Perkins County Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$3,547
50% reimbursement of rubber mulch and 25% reimbursement of 23 rubber swing mats. 120,680 lbs. of rubber used in project. Installed at the elementary playground.
Hastings
Adams Central Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$5,200
50% reimbursement of 39,000 lbs. of rubber mulch for playground at the Adams Central Early Childhood Center.
Hastings
Jeremy Borrell
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$866
50% reimbursement of 5,850 lbs. of rubber mulch, used in a home play area.
Hebron
Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D)
Business Fee
$32,500
Funds to host seven electronic waste collections in Clay, Thayer, Nuckolls, Webster, Franklin, Fillmore, and Harlan counties. Anticipating collecting 130,000 lbs. of e-waste.
Holdrege
City of Holdrege
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$40,914
Proposed 350-ton scrap tire cleanup in Holdrege for Phelps, Harlan, and Furnas counties.
Homer
Homer Community School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$13,874
25% reimbursement of an athletic track resurfacing, using 18,000 lbs. of crumb rubber.
Hubbard
Dakota County Road Department
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$10,777
Proposed 80-ton scrap tire cleanup in in Hubbard for Dakota County.
Imperial
Chase County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$13,652
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup near Imperial for Chase County.
Kearney
City of Kearney
Disposal Fee
$90,558
Funds for Kearney's cardboard curbside collection program to reimburse about 50% of the cost to replace a truck that is getting less dependable. This is a full-time, Monday-Friday route serving homes and businesses.
Kearney
City of Kearney
Disposal Fee
$137,400
Funds for Kearney's free curbside recycling program to reimburse about 50% of the cost to replace a truck. About 215 semi-loads of baled recyclables are collected each year.
Kearney
University of Nebraska Kearney
Public Education
$375
Funds for signage for the resident halls to support recycling initiatives on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus.
Kimball
Keep Kimball Beautiful
Public Education
$22,955
Provide environmental education for Kimball and the surrounding area on litter prevention and waste management. Work with Kimball Public Schools and Banner County School.
Kimball
Keep Kimball Beautiful
Recycling
$62,385
Funds to operate the Kimball Recycling Center, the only local option for household recycling needs within a 50-mile radius.
Kimball
Keep Kimball Beautiful
Business Fee
$16,994
Funding to increase recycling by providing collection services for rural residents and residential alley recycling pickups.
Lexington
Keep Lexington Beautiful
Public Education
$13,725
Provide recycling education to Lexington Public School students through the after-school program. Work with one middle and four elementary schools. Some students are from immigrant families who have not been exposed to recycling in the past. Also provide recycling education to two assisted living facilities.
Lexington
Keep Lexington Beautiful
Recycling
$1,410
Funds to support five recycling trailers in Lexington that are available year-round.
Lexington
Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency
Business Fee
$23,823
Funds to hold two household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events in central Nebraska. 36,503 lbs. of HHW were collected in 2017.
Lincoln
City of Lincoln
Public Education
$38,197
Programs to reduce illegal dumping and reduce contamination in the recycling streams. Fund a municipal waste measurement tracking program and standardized recycling labeling. Fund 12 surveillance cameras.
Lincoln
City of Lincoln
Disposal Fee
$132,000
Funds to update Lincoln's Solid Waste Management Plan for 2040 future waste management in Lincoln/Lancaster County; funds toward a truck to assist with collecting overwhelming volumes of cardboard and recyclables from drop-off locations.
Lincoln
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
Public Education
$77,664
Operate the Litter Hotline to increase community awareness of litter. Educate K-12 students with the litter-free school zones program. Help develop after-school curriculum focusing on food waste and resource management.
Lincoln
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
Business Fee
$74,970
Funds to operate the Materials Exchange Program. Annually, more than 10 million lbs. of materials are reused or recycled; saving landfill fees of $200,202, and purchasing costs of $302,733. Also fund the Food Waste Program and Used Oil Collection Program.
Lincoln
Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department
Cleanup
$32,600
Clean up 276 roadside miles and 1,880 acres in Lancaster County.
Lincoln
Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department
Public Education
$135,469
Public education to promote litter reduction and waste management to reduce landfill waste and divert waste when possible, and help prevent illegal dumping. Work with schools and local organizations.
Lincoln
Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department
Disposal Fee
$188,137
Funds to operate Lincoln's household hazardous waste facility for residents of Lancaster County.
Lincoln
Lincoln Public Schools
Business Fee
$46,380
Continue a successful recycling and composting program and expand the quantity and variety of recyclable and compostable materials to include construction waste. Anticipate diverting 2.7 million lbs. of material from the landfill.
Lincoln
Nebraska Game and Parks
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$23,108
Proposed 25% reimbursement of 148 picnic tables made from recycled scrap tires and plastic, to be placed in 13 state park and recreation areas across Nebraska.
Lincoln
Nebraska Recycling Council
Public Education
$79,387
Provide outreach and educational programs on recycling and materials management, technical assistance and publications, municipal and regional recycling system design assistance, and business waste audits.
Lincoln
Nebraska Recycling Council
Business Fee
$49,927
Funds to development the hub and spoke model for recycling for an additional 20 counties in southeast Nebraska. Continue working with two hub and spoke recycling programs for 38 Nebraska counties.
Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Disposal Fee
$174,963
25% of the cost of 450 standardized recycling stations for UNL's City and East Campuses to meet the City of Lincoln's recycling goal of 50% by 2022.
Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Disposal Fee
$85,762
Funds for UNL student interns to provide 11-week onsite technical assistance to educate selected Nebraska manufacturers on volume and/or toxicity reduction to reduce waste and save energy.
Louisville
City of Louisville
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$5,389
25% reimbursement of a bonded rubber playground surface, made from 14,977 lbs. of recycled tire rubber.
Louisville
Keep Cass County Beautiful
Cleanup
$1,600
Clean up 16 roadside miles and 80 acres in Cass County.
Louisville
Keep Cass County Beautiful
Public Education
$66,839
Public education to promote waste reduction and focus on litter prevention, reducing, reusing, repurposing, and recycling. Provide bins and cigarette receptacles for local community events.
Louisville
Keep Cass County Beautiful
Business Fee
$1,900
Funds for educational materials and to hold four electronic waste recycling events for Cass County. Cross Training Center in Omaha will take items collected at no cost.
Loup City
Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$4,411
25% reimbursement of a 320 sq.ft. poured-in-place playground surface made from 1,045 lbs. of rubber, and 50% reimbursement of 19,500 lbs. of rubber playground mulch.
Loup City
Sherman County
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$457
25% reimbursement of two 6-foot picnic tables and one 6-foot bench for the Bowman Recreation Area. Tables and bench were made from 15.75 passenger tire equivalents.
Lyons
Lyons-Decatur Northeast School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$3,627
Proposed 25% reimbursement of 1,152 sq. ft. of rubber playground tiles.
Madison
City of Madison
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$6,382
Proposed 50-ton scrap tire cleanup in Madison for rural residents of Madison County, outside of the City of Norfolk.
McCook
Red Willow County
Disposal Fee
$164,436
Funds to provide a minimum of 37 household hazardous waste collections and 10 household hazardous waste pickup/disposals. Expect to collect about 200,000 lbs. of waste in 2020 from 34 counties.
McCook
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department
Public Education
$5,000
Create the Green and Clean Program in southwest Nebraska. Work with community leaders to help change attitudes and approaches for a litter free community. The goal is to eliminate litter and increase recycling in the nine-county health district. Partner with Red Willow County.
McCook
St. Patrick School/Church
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$9,345
50% reimbursement of 64,350 lbs. of rubber playground mulch and 25% reimbursement toward six rubber swing mats made from 451 lbs. of recycled rubber.
Millard
Millard Public School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$30,000
25% reimbursement of athletic track surface. 160,000 lbs. of crumb rubber was used.
Minden
Kearney County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$24,764
Proposed 200-ton scrap tire cleanup in Minden for Kearney County.
Monroe
Anthony Kush
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$11,537
50% reimbursement of 177,501 lbs. of rubber mulch to put underneath 1,900 sq. ft. of ground-mounted solar arrays to prevent unwanted vegetation.
Nebraska City
Keep Nebraska City Beautiful
Public Education
$25,155
Promote litter reduction, increase recycling, and raise public awareness through litter cleanups, recycling in the schools, and community presentations.
Nelson
Nuckolls County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$15,780
Proposed 120-ton scrap tire cleanup in Nelson for Nuckolls County.
Norfolk
Christ Lutheran School
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$19,735
50% reimbursement of 144,000 lbs. of rubber mulch for playground.
Norfolk
Helping Hands Childcare
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$3,850
50% reimbursement of 2,000 lbs. of rubber mulch for playground.
Norfolk
Keep Norfolk Beautiful
Public Education
$34,144
Public education programs to promote litter prevention, encourage recycling, and instill proper waste handling habits. Work with local schools and community organizations.
Norfolk
Lower Elkhorn NRD
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$92,105
Proposed 625-ton scrap tire cleanup in West Point for Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties.
North Platte
All Business and Commercial Recycling (ABC), LLC
Recycling
$2,880
Funds toward costs to pick up recyclables from businesses, farmers, and ranchers and return them to the warehouse for processing. ABC will pick up hard-to-recycle plastics, such as grain liners, lick tubs, fertilizer tanks, and jugs.
North Platte
City of North Platte
Disposal Fee
$13,900
Funds for two recycling roll-off containers to collect plastic bags, agricultural tubes, and irrigation tubing to haul to a local recycler. Estimate diverting one ton of recyclables each month through this program.
North Platte
Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful
Cleanup
$16,314
Clean up 320 roadsides miles in Lincoln County.
North Platte
Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful
Public Education
$84,177
Public education to encourage waste reduction and a litter-free environment. Focus on purchasing with recycling in mind, food waste reduction, and composting.
North Platte
Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful
Recycling
$34,247
Programs to reduce waste generated and increase recyclables collected using reputable end-markets. Partner with schools and businesses. Plan to increase the collection of electronics, non-contaminated yard waste, and household hazardous waste for proper disposal and reuse.
Oakland
Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D
Business Fee
$7,025
Funds to host one electronic waste collection in event in Oakland to serve Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Dakota, Thurston, and Washington counties. Anticipate collecting 16,000 lbs. of electronic waste.
Oakland
Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D
Business Fee
$16,988
Funds to hold three household hazardous waste collections in Blair, Pender, and North Bend. Anticipate collecting 30,000 lbs. of waste.
Ogallala
Keep Keith County Beautiful
Cleanup
$2,800
Clean up 50 roadside miles and 30 acres in Keith County plus parts of Duell, Arthur, and Perkins counties.
Ogallala
Keep Keith County Beautiful
Public Education
$117,260
Public education program with a mission to eliminate litter and increase recycling. Assist with eliminating food waste and provide sustainable waste management in a six-county area.
Ogallala
Keep Keith County Beautiful
Recycling
$1,000
Funds for advertising expenses for a household hazardous waste collection for Keith County.
Ogallala
Keep Keith County Beautiful
Business Fee
$788
Funds toward pick-up service for recyclables from 10 containers at Lake McConaughy and at local schools during the school year. Thirty tons of recyclables were collected over the 4th of July weekend in 2019.
Omaha
Angels on Wheels, Inc.
Recycling
$81,700
Hold 33 electronic waste collection events in the Omaha area; eight of the events will take place in rural areas.
Omaha
City of Omaha
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$72,864
Proposed 400-ton scrap tire cleanup in Omaha for Douglas County. Will hold five events in the Spring and four events in the Fall.
Omaha
City of Omaha - UnderTheSink HHW Facility
Disposal Fee
$350,000
Year five of a five-year grant for Omaha's UnderTheSink household hazardous waste facility serving Douglas and Sarpy counties.
Omaha
Firstar Fiber Corporation
Public Education
$40,200
Develop the Community Outreach Recycling Engagement (CORE) project to interact with the community and develop strategies that target waste campaigns.
Omaha
Keep Omaha Beautiful
Cleanup
$8,035
Funds for cleanup supplies to assist over 10,000 volunteers to conduct an estimated 500 litter cleanup events in the City of Omaha.
Omaha
Keep Omaha Beautiful
Public Education
$122,732
Public education on litter prevention, waste reduction, and recycling. Provide educational activities at schools and community events. Coordinate the “Waste Not and Recycle Right” campaign.
Omaha
Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$750
25% reimbursement of a bonded rubber playground surface. 1,850 lbs. of recycled tire rubber was used.
Omaha
Open Door Mission
Recycling
$10,000
Purchase 100 plastic gaylord boxes to be used multiple times, rather than cardboard boxes that can only be used a few times. In 2018, the Open Door Mission received 4.2 million lbs. of donations; the majority was reused or recycled.
O'Neill
North Central District Health Department
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$27,759
Proposed 200-ton scrap tire cleanup in O'Neill for Holt County.
Oshkosh
City of Oshkosh
Deconstruction of Abandoned Buildings
$186,662
Deconstruction of the Midwec Building at 602 Main St., Oshkosh, NE. This is a three-story, 1/4 acre building primarily made of concrete. Concrete to be crushed and used for rock surfacing.
Papillion
Papio Valley Nursery
Business Fee
$150,000
Funds toward a wood grinder to process 55,000-75,000 yards of wood waste collected annually. Chips will be used for a wood burning boiler system for their greenhouses.
Pawnee City
Pawnee County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$8,151
Proposed 75-ton scrap tire cleanup in Pawnee City for Pawnee County.
Pierce
Pierce County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$10,520
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Pierce for Pierce, Knox, Cedar, and Madison counties.
Ponca
Dixon County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$12,298
Proposed 100-ton scrap tire cleanup in Allen for Dixon County.
Ralston
Ralston Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$7,500
Reimbursement of 50% of the cost of 50,000 lbs. of rubber mulch. Mulch added to elementary schools playgrounds.
Red Cloud
Red Cloud Community Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$1,142
50% reimbursement of 7,800 lbs. of rubber mulch. Mulch installed at the Red Cloud Elementary playground.
Schuyler
Keep Schuyler Beautiful
Recycling
$32,519
Operating expenses for the Colfax County Recycling facility, also serving parts of Butler, Platte, and Dodge counties. Over 247 tons of recyclables were collected in 2018.
Scottsbluff
Keep Scottsbluff Gering Beautiful
Cleanup
$6,000
Clean up 100 roadside miles around Scottsbluff, Gering, Terrytown, Mitchell, and/or Minatare, and along the highway entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument.
Scottsbluff
Keep Scottsbluff Gering Beautiful
Public Education
$36,463
Public education on litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling in classrooms and at public events.
Scottsbluff
Keep Scottsbluff Gering Beautiful
Business Fee
$56,534
Funds to host both pharmaceutical take back and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events for Scottsbluff, Gering, and surrounding residents. In 2019, 2,974 lbs. of HHW were collected. At the last collection, 775 lbs. of medications and seven gallons of sharps were received.
Sidney
Keep Sidney Beautiful
Public Education
$24,044
Public education programs to help reduce litter and increase recycling in the City of Sidney and Cheyenne County.
Sidney
Sidney Public Schools
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$11,120
25% reimbursement of an athletic track maintenance coating system, using 4,030 lbs. of crumb rubber.
South Sioux City
City of South Sioux City
Disposal Fee
$8,263
Funds toward a waste oil furnace to use in South Sioux City's Public Works maintenance facility. Approximately 750 gallons of used oil is collected annually from city fleet vehicles and local residents.
South Sioux City
Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful
Public Education
$27,550
Educational programs to reduce waste and eliminate litter through cleanups and recycling activities for students, businesses, and residents in an 11-county area in northeast Nebraska.
Steinauer
Village of Steinauer
Cleanup
$544
Clean up 10 roadside miles in and around Steinauer.
Tecumseh
Johnson County
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$8,526
Proposed 75-ton scrap tire cleanup in Tecumseh for Johnson County.
Tekamah
Papio Missouri River NRD
Recycling
$24,700
Hold four electronic waste recycling collections in Washington, Burt, Thurston, and Dakota counties.
Thedford
Village of Thedford
Scrap Tire Collection Site
$20,196
Proposed 150-ton scrap tire cleanup in Thedford for Thedford and the surrounding countryside.
Valentine
Middle Niobrara Natural Resource District
Disposal Fee
$1,500
Funds for an educational display board, brochures and supplies to promote and educate about a woody biomass boiler system.
Valentine
Middle Niobrara Natural Resource District
Disposal Fee
$41,300
Funds to continue composting efforts, which include woody biomass and livestock manure.
Wakefield
ESU#1
Cleanup
$4,000
Clean up 20 roadside miles and 300 acres in 24 school districts in Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston, and Wayne counties.
Waverly
Villa Marie Home & School for Exceptional Children
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$8,258
25% reimbursement of 3,124 sq. ft. of rubber floor tiles made from recycled tire rubber.
Wayne
City of Wayne
Public Education
$675
Hold an annual Earth Day celebration with a free environmental documentary public movie. The purpose of the movie is to educate the community on how to reduce waste and to recycle right.
Wayne
City of Wayne
Disposal Fee
$7,667
Funds for an electronic waste collection event for the City of Wayne and surrounding towns. Anticipate collecting 20,000 lbs. of e-waste.
Wisner
City of Wisner
Scrap Tire Partial Reimbursement
$3,900
25% reimbursement of two 600 sq. ft. poured-in-place playground surfaces, using 6,000 lbs. total of crumb rubber.
York
York Public Schools
Disposal Fee
$4,300
Funds for proper disposal of science lab chemicals at York High School; some are over 50 years old.