Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Mike Linder announced Tuesday that they awarded a total of $1,692,426 in grants for waste reduction and recycling projects.
The grants are available through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Fund. This fund is generated by a fee on solid waste disposed of in landfills, disposal fees, an annual retail business sales fee, business fees, and a fee assessed on the sale of new tires for motor vehicles, tire fees.
Tire fee grants totaling $1.86 million for projects related to tire recycling were previously announced in May.
Examples of 2012 grant recipients include:
Among the 2012 grants awarded, business fees totaling $775,965 were given to 15 public, private, or non-profit organizations while $916,461in disposal fees were awarded to 16 counties, municipalities, and agencies.