Have You Considered the Alternatives to Landfilling and Burning?
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Form #: 06-234 Guidance Documents Revised: 11/22/16

Have you thought of the “exchange” alternative?

Keep Nebraska Beautiful’s Materials Exchange Program helps businesses, industries, and schools in Nebraska find an end user for discards that would otherwise be added to our landfills. Keep Nebraska Beautiful manages a statewide database to match those who are generating surplus materials with those who are seeking such materials. Listings are free of charge and can be confidential by request.

These are some of the items being exchanged:
  • Agricultural Products
  • Chemicals

  • Construction Materials
  • Containers and Pallets
  • Durables and Electronics
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Paint
  • Coatings
  • Metals
  • Oils and Waxes
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Sand/Gravel/Clay
  • Surplus Equipment
  • Textiles and Leather
  • Wood
  • Paper and Cardboard

Financial Assistance
There are grant programs available that provide financial assistance to counties and municipalities for pollution prevention projects or for planning and implementing waste reduction and recycling alternatives.

For more information regarding financial assistance or the grant programs, please contact the department’s Integrated Waste Management Division at
(402) 471-4210.



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Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

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