NRC is happy to announce that we have received $292,666 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Recycling Equipment Grants and Consultation” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 5, 2018 in Lincoln. The project is one of the 105 projects receiving $18,301,819 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year.

This year, the limit for individual equipment grants has increased from $15,000 to $20,000 to account for inflation. We plan to continue with our consultation and information gathering efforts that began in the last grant cycle. New this cycle, we also plan to initiate a scoring matrix for grant applications that provides extra points for hub and spoke or collaborative recycling programs, and to track down equipment from previous years’ equipment grants and record their location, usage and condition.