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2019 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Program

February 13, 2019

The program has funding available for waste management, deconstruction of abandoned buildings, and scrap tire programs and projects.  Private entities, non-profit organizations, and political subdivisions can apply for most categories.  All projects must benefit Nebraska.  The grant term will be from July 1 – December 31, 2019, and approximately half of the normal funding amount will be available.  (2020 grant awards will be for 12 months—January to December—and have the normal funding amount).


Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs and Projects (Business and Disposal Fees) – funding is available for, but not limited to:

  • Recycling systems and equipment to collect and process recyclables; balers, shredders, densifiers, loaders, and trailers.
  • Food and yard waste composting:  brush chippers, tub grinders, compost turners, and screens.
  • Household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and pharmaceutical collection events.
  • Market development for recyclable materials.

Scrap Tire Programs and Projects – funding is available for, but not limited to:

  • 50% reimbursement of crumb rubber costs for manufacturing, landscaping, and rubber playground mulch.
  • 25% reimbursement of mats or tiles for playgrounds, poured-in-place playground surfaces, athletic track surfaces, and artificial turf football, soccer, and baseball fields.
  • 100% reimbursement of the cost of scrap tire cleanup events (political subdivisions, only).
  • 50% reimbursement of capital costs for processing, manufacturing, collection, and transporting scrap tires:  tire grinders, shredders, derimmers, trailers, and equipment to collect tires or produce rubber-modified asphalt.
  • Cost-sharing for Civil Engineering Uses (at $20/ton).

Deconstruction of Abandoned Buildings (available for cities or counties under 5,000 population, only).


February 13, 2019
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