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 14th 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.
Nebraska Dept of Environmental Quality
Next grant application deadline for
Litter Reduction & Recycling Grant is August 4, 2015 at 4pm Central time.
The application form & instructions at
This application is online only. No paper/mail-in applications are available.
For questions call 402-471-4242
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Next grant application deadline
September 8, 2015
Information and application at
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 9th, 2015.
Grant awards will be announced after December 5th, 2015.
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.
May 7, 2015
See the new page on the right for the State-Wide Recycling Study. Click the link at the bottom of that page to read the full report.
2015-16 Recycling Equipment Grant:
7-28-15: Grant funds still available.
Grant funds will be available beginning 4-2-15.
Contact us to discuss a grant for recycling equipment. Please read grant guidelines under the tab to the right.
See the Calendar page at right for information on August 7, 2015 Scrap Tire collection event for 7 counties near Omaha.
See Calendar page for details of National Prescription Drug Take-back Day on September 26, 2015. A safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
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.
1642 Crystal Ave
Kansas City, MO 64126
PO Box 414197
Kansas City, MO 64141
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!"