The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) today announced the recipients of its Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded her $513,593 to her 16 applicants.
“IDEM is proud to work with communities across the state to increase recycling opportunities,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. Grants are a great way for IDEM to promote recycling and promote recycling education in communities across the state. ”
Grants are available to counties, local governments, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofits located in Indiana. Here is the list of winners and the amounts they were awarded.
Brown County Solid Waste Management District: $28,710
Carmel Clay School: $15,000
City of Elwood: $13,620
City of Portage: $72,130
City of Valparaiso: $11,775
Crawford County Solid Waste Management District: $4,946
DuBois County Solid Waste Management District: $2,017
Gibson County Solid Waste Management District: $1,000
Hancock County Solid Waste Management District: $15,300
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: $96,600
Jay County Solid Waste Management District: $48,528
Lawrenceburg High School: $12,779
Shelby County Recycling District: $35,531
Teacher’s Treasure: $93,137
Wabash College: $34,920
Warren County Recycling Center: $27,600
The grant aims to make the program successful and cost-effective. Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, increased waste diversion by the project, and project sustainability. For more information, please contact 800-988-7901 or crgp@idem.IN.gov.
The grant will be funded through the IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Funding comes from the Solid Waste Management Fee (IC 13-20-22-1). The fee consists of $0.50 per tonne of solid waste for final disposal in Indiana’s municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. None of the funds come from taxes.
IDEM (idem.IN.gov) enforces federal and state environmental regulations. The agency encourages and assists businesses and citizens to protect her Hoosiers and our environment through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach.