Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention; Ohio EPA; April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA is awarding grant funding to help local governments strengthen local recycling and litter prevention efforts.
The grants will expand curbside recycling programs, provide upgrades to infrastructure for material recovery facilities, and support litter prevention efforts. Law enforcement equipment, special venue recycling containers, and other recycling and litter prevention programs also may be included in the grant.
Projects approved for funding (rounded down to the nearest dollar) include:
Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District
Ashland County Solid Waste Management District
Association of Ohio Recyclers
City of Athens
Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District
City of Brecksville
City of Chardon
City of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Public Services
University of Cincinnati
Clark County Solid Waste District
Clinton County Solid Waste Management District
City of Dayton
Village of Evandale
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
Kent State University
Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District
Logan County Solid Waste District
City of Loveland
Lucas County Solid Waste Management District
City of Mentor
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District
Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals
Organics Recycling Association of Ohio
Portage County Solid Waste Management District
Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District
City of Toledo
Van Wert Solid Waste Management District
Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District
The Community Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant provides financial assistance to communities based on operational need, the demonstration of positive economic and environmental impacts regionally or statewide and the potential for permanent service that does not need assistance from outside funding. Grant communities must commit to 50 percent local matching funds.
For additional information about the grant program, contact Chet Chaney, Ohio EPA at (614) 728-0043, orwww.recycleohio.gov.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.