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City awarded $220K for household hazardous waste facility
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City awarded $220K for household hazardous waste facility

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KEARNEY — The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded the city’s Sanitation Division a $220,000 grant toward construction of a new household hazardous waste collection facility.

The trust board announced funding for the project at its April 2 meeting in Lincoln. The project is one of 113 projects receiving $19,491,958 in grant money from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year.

The city has been collecting household hazardous waste from Buffalo County residents for about 15 years. The program provides residents way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals.

The new household hazardous waste facility will provide room for processing and sorting household hazardous waste. It will also include a Re-Store area that will offer visitors an opportunity to acquire paint and select household chemicals to use at no charge.

The new building will be located at the Kearney Area Recycling Center at 3007 E. 39th St.

Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Nebraska Environmental Trust has provided more than $233 million in grants to more than 1,700 projects across the state.

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