Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced the award of $6.68 million in grants to support 155 projects across the state. The grants will help fund litter and waste reduction projects, recycling programs, and pay costs for scrap tire cleanups and collections for household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and pharmaceuticals.
The KBR Solid Waste Committee received a $30,852 grant to conduct a 200-ton scrap tire cleanup in Brown County.
The North Central District Health Department received two scrap tire cleanup grants, both for 300-ton cleanups in the amounts of $41,128 and $48,028 respectively.
The North Central RC&D received an $11,098 grant to fund three household hazardous waste cleanup events at Stuart, Spencer and O’Neill.
The village of Spencer was awarded a $49,761 grant to clean up 325 tons of scrap tires.