The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) has grant funds available for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies (for example, waste haulers) who wish to purchase recycling equipment. Interested parties should go to www.recyclenebraska.org and call Deb Rost at 402-933-3059 in Omaha for more information. Grants can help fund the purchase of recycling trailers, semi trailers, carts, dumpsters, balers, forklifts, trucks and more.
Equipment may be new, used or in need of refurbishing. Grants will be awarded until the funds are depleted. This is a quick- turnaround program where application-to-approval is usually accomplished in approximately a month.
This grant is one of 132 projects that will receive $21,750,000 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust has awarded more than $213 million to over 1,600 natural resource projects in Nebraska since 1993, and the grants are funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery.
The Nebraska State Recycling Association is a membership organization of public and private organizations as well as citizens, and has been a recycling advocate for Nebraska since 1980.