Highway Superintendent

Saline County Scrap Tire Cleanup

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Fund through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) provides grants to assist in financing scrap tire programs and projects. In Saline County, Bruce Filipi, our Highway Superintendent, heads this process up. 

Mark your calendars now. The Saline County Scrap Tire Clean-up is Friday, September 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:0 p.m.

Bring your old tires to Saline Center located on Highway 15 and County Road M.  Remember no rims just tires only of all sizes.   The grant is for Saline County residents and landowners.  Tire retailers are not eligible for the collection.  If you farm in Saline County and have a question if you are eligible or if you have other questions, please call Bruce Filip at 402-821-2737.

Because of these collections and recycling tires multiple products can be made.  1) Loose crumb rubber for manufacturing or playgrounds; 2) Loose crumb rubber used as a soil amendment to prevent grass wear; 3) Mulch products made from crumb rubber; 4) Playground or walkway mats made from crumb rubber; 5) Poured-in-place playground surfaces; 6) Athletic track surfaces made from crumb rubber; and 7) Artificial football or soccer fields made from crumb rubber.

Please take advantage of these amnesty days because tires cannot go to landfills and often times they sit around farmsteads and serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes in wet years.

Bruce Filipi

Highway Superintendent

The Highway Departments responsibilities include road and bridge maintenance which consists of signing, graveling, mowing, paving, drainage, snow removal, along with bridge inspection/repair/replacement and culvert repair/replacement. The Highway Superintendent oversees 22 employees who help to maintain over 1,018 miles of roadway in Saline County.  This consists of 7 miles of paved roads and 1,011 miles either gravel or dirt surfaced.  In addition, there is oversight responsibility for 658 bridges and 2,967 culverts within Saline County. It is also the responsibility of the Highway Superintendent to prepare the annual report, annual budget, one and six year road plan and report directly to the County Commissioners.

Road Closures

No closures at this time

Rural 911 Address Signage

If you need a 9-1-1 rural address sign, please connect with the office of the County Highway Superintendent to obtain a new or replacement address sign. Signs will cost you $50.00. All questions should be directed to the Highway Department at 402-821-2737. All fees are responsibility of the PROPERTY OWNER.