Providing education, funding and technical assistance to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska
The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA), a 501(c)(3) organization, has provided technical and grant assistance to recycling programs and communities state-wide since 1980. For 15 years we have administered small recycling equipment grants with funds from Nebraska Environmental Trust. NSRA also maintains a recycling hotline where every year, hundreds of callers learn how and where to recycle a wide variety of materials.
To apply for a small equipment grant, see the grant tab in the right-hand column.
We do not operate a recycling collection center.
NSRA 2016-17 Recycling Operations Reimbursment Grants
This new grant program is designed to assist struggling recycling programs in Nebraska that are at risk of closing or being cut back.
Contact us to learn more at 402-933-6359.
NSRA 2016-17 Recycling Equipment Grants
Grant funds available beginning 4-8-16.
Contact us to inquire about a grant for recycling equipment. Before inquiring, please read grant guidelines under the Grant tab in the right-hand column.
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Application Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
Appy online environmentaltrust.org
Nebraska Dept of
Application Deadline: Sept. 21, 2016
Apply online deq.ne.gov
2017 Litter Reduction & Recycling Grants
Online Applications available starting August 22, 2016.
Contact Katherine Kerner
Nebraska Academy of Sciences
Public Information and Education (PIE) grants - $3,000 maximum
The next grant application deadline is October 7, 2016. Grant awards announced about 2 months later.
Go to neacadsci.org. Choose the first tab "NAS", then "Grants & Scholarships", then "PIE documents". Funding is provided by Nebraska Environmental Trust.
This is a good opportunity to fund a recycling education campaign in your community.
Contact Cecelia Dorn for more information.
Schools: Register for the 2016 Recycle Bowl
Register for the Recycle Bowl - a recycling competition among schools nation-wide, grades K through 12 offered by Keep America Beautiful.
Registration: 8-1-16 thru 10-14-16.
Competition runs 10-17-16 thru 11-15-16
For more information and to register visit KAB.org/recycle-bowl
Recycling Market Prices
For those wishing to have a subscription to prices in recycling markets see the tab to the right called Recycling Prices. You can get a subscription at a reduced rate by going to RecyclingMarkets.net
Sign up as a "Sub-Account" of Nebraska State Recycling Association for a fee of $50 per year for all grades instead of the regular price of $395 per year.
For questions, contact Christina Boulanger at 330-956-8911, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ripple Glass Seeks Hauler For Glass Loads
Seeking an over-the-road hauler able to haul recycled glass from central and eastern Nebraska to Kansas City, Missouri. Prefer 39-foot end-dump trailers. Willing to work with owner-operators or large carriers.
PO Box 414197
Kansas City, MO 64141
Jobs Tied to High Recycling Rate
January 2012- The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was asked during an appearance on the Doctor Oz Show, what is the biggest thing people could do to make the world a cleaner, healthier place.
She replied, "If we would insist on a recycling rate in our country at 80, 85, 90 percent, we could do a bunch of things. Certainly we would have a cleaner environment. We would save a tremendous amount of water and energy. We would create millions of jobs because recycling, in and of itself, would become a supply chain in our country---a very domestic one. So, although it sounds simple---when you see those recycling bins, when people start to talk about recycling---think of it as a homegrown jobs program, an environmental program, an energy program and a water program all in one!"