Grant funded recycling equipment, including a front end loader, baler, box truck and recycling bin

By Allison Majerus

There is continued interest in our Recycling Equipment Grant Program, funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Below are the awardees from the first year of our grant cycle.

  • Village of Plymouth awarded $25,000 for a skid steer loader.
  •  Village of Potter awarded $14,356 for a recycling trailer.
  • Firstar Fiber awarded $18,375 for a forklift.
  • Lincoln Public Schools awarded $10,577.52 for recycling bins.
  • Conestoga Jr/Sr High School awarded $1361.37 for recycling bins.
  • Husker Battery Service Corp awarded $18,995 for a truck.
  • Central Community College awarded $1,188.43 for compost bins. 
  • Crossroads Center awarded $20,000 for a 2013 Ford E350 box truck.
  • Soil Dynamics awarded $20,000 for a biochar production unit.
  • Fremont Habitat for Humanity awarded $20,000 for a truck with liftgate and wrap.
  • Laurel Regional Recycling awarded $19,643 to overhaul the motor of their 2014 Peterbilt.
  • Village of Stapleton awarded $20,000 for two recycling trailers.
  • Papio Valley Nursery awarded $20,000 for a Caterpillar Skid Loader.
  • ReUnite awarded $8,978 for a truck and trailer.
  • Glassman Recycling and Repurposing awarded $20,000 for a Case W-20 front end loader and truck.
  • Wine Beer and Spirits LLC awarded $13,075 for two balers and three electric pallet jacks.
  • City of North Platte awarded $4,270.06 for recycling signage.
  • Bayer awarded $5,130 for a recycling roll-off container.
  • Upper Loup NRD awarded $4,000 for a recycling enclosed trailer.
  • Keep Cass County Beautiful awarded $6,183.80 for an enclosed cargo trailer.

We have confirmed grant funding through June 2024 and will continue to accept grant applications until all funding is committed. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the members of our Grants Review Committee, who volunteer their time to review and score applications each month. They are integral part of the success of this grant program.