WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 7, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The City Public Works and Utilities Department today announced that $40,000 in grant funding is available for projects or programs serving Lincoln and Lancaster County that reduce the amount of solid waste material taken to the landfill. Non-profit organizations, schools, political jurisdictions and businesses are eligible to apply.
Applications are due September 30, and information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycling grant). The grants are for projects or programs that begin in January 2016.
Grants totaling $40,100 were awarded to three organizations for 2015, the first year of the program:
Lincoln Public Schools received $13,100 to expand its pilot organic waste collection and composting program to nine elementary schools.
EcoStores Nebraska received $20,000 to work with five contractors and property owners to divert construction waste from the landfill and develop best management practices for construction and demolition waste.
WasteCap Nebraska received $7,000 to develop a pilot restaurant recycling project in downtown Lincoln.
More information on these projects is available on the website or by calling the Recycling Office at 402-441-7043.
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043