The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) has grant funds available for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies (for example, waste haulers) who wish to purchase recycling equipment.  Grants can help fund the purchase of recycling trailers, semi-trailers, carts, dumpsters, balers, forklifts, trucks and more. Equipment may be new, used or refurbished and grants will be awarded until the funds are depleted. This is a quick turnaround program where application-to-approval is usually accomplished in approximately one month.  The recycling equipment grant is one of 134 projects that will receive $24,247,260 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust has awarded more than $195 million to over 1,500 natural resource projects in Nebraska since 1993, and the grants are funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery.

The Nebraska State Recycling Association is a membership organization of public and private organizations as well as citizens, and has been a recycling advocate for Nebraska since 1980.

For more information about The Nebraska State Recycling Association, please contact Deb Rost at (402) 933-3059 or by email at  You can visit their website at