Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention; Ohio EPA; April 25, 2016 | Kent State University

Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention; Ohio EPA; April 25, 2016

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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
$ 4,333
Ashland County Solid Waste Management District
$ 30,000
Association of Ohio Recyclers
$ 2,000
City of Athens
$ 16,775
Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District
$ 42,706
City of Brecksville
$ 24,125
City of Chardon
$ 50,000
City of Cincinnati
$ 49,800
Cincinnati Public Services
$ 20,000
University of Cincinnati
$ 50,000
Clark County Solid Waste District
$ 3,000
Clinton County Solid Waste Management District
$ 5,949
City of Dayton
$ 250,000
Village of Evandale
$ 10,382
Fairfield County
$ 57,035
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
$14,312
Kent State University
$ 27,813
Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District
$ 16,000
Logan County Solid Waste District
$ 157,950
City of Loveland
$ 750
Lucas County Solid Waste Management District
$ 20,000
City of Mentor
$ 18,943
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
$ 2,000
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
$ 53,429
Muskingum County
$ 100,000
North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District
$ 82,301
Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals
$ 2,000
Organics Recycling Association of Ohio
$ 2,000
Portage County Solid Waste Management District
$ 203,280
Shelby County
$ 175,867
Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District
$ 100,000
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District
$ 37,870
City of Toledo
$ 10,000
Van Wert Solid Waste Management District
$ 6,950
Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District
$ 31,424
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.

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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.

 
POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:04pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:05pm