10330 "I" Street, Suite 120
Omaha, NE 68127
As a nonprofit organization since 1980, we have provided technical and grant assistance to many recycling programs and communities state-wide. We assist hundreds of callers yearly regarding how and where to recycle a wide variety of items and materials. Through the years we have done grant work for various state and federal agencies and private foundations. We are in our 13th year administering a recycling equipment grant, state-wide, with funds from Nebraska Environmental Trust. See the grant tab to the right.
We do not operate a recycling collection center.
City of Lincoln
The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department announced that $40,000 in grant funding is available for projects or programs serving Lincoln and Lancaster County that reduce the amount of solid waste material taken to the landfill. Nonprofit organizations, schools, political jurisdictions and businesses are eligible to apply. Applications are due Oct. 31.
Information on the grant program can be found at: lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling grant).
In the Search box near the top of the home page type the word: Recycle then click "search".
In the next window click on the words, "Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Grant Program."
An informational meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Theresa Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Administration Building, 2400 Theresa Street in Lincoln.
Nebraska Department of
The 2015 Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program application deadline to apply is September 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications will be available online only.
It will be available August 4, 2014.
For questions send email to:
See their web site for more information.
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Grant application deadline is September 2, 2014
Nebraska Academy of Sciences in Lincoln, NE is taking grant applications for their Public Information and Education grants, also called PIE grants ($3,000 maximum). Next grant deadline is October 3rd, 2014.
Go to neacadsci.org
Then choose the first tab "NAS", then "Grants & Scholarships", then "PIE documents". Their funding is provided by Nebraska Environmental Trust.
This is a good opportunity to do a recycling education campaign in your community, perhaps by putting a series of weekly ads in your newspaper (with grant funds). Consider adding social media as well. You might remind citizens what they can recycle, hours of operation, "Did you know" recycling facts, why it's good to recycle and so on.
Contact Cecelia Dorn for more information.
2014 Recycling Equipment Grant:
9-9-14 Grant funds still available.
4-5-14: Grant funds are available!
Contact us to discuss a grant for recycling equipment. Please read grant guidelines under the tab to the right.
See information on Medication Take-Back Day, Sept 27th on "Calendar" Page in the column to the right.
Proper disposal of unwanted medicines is important!
Jobs Are 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!"