State programs that promote and encourage recycling awarded $513,593 in grants.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Community Recycling Grants Program recently awarded grants to 16 recipients to fund recycling and waste reduction projects.
These grants are available to Indiana counties, local governments, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofits.
“The grant is a great way for IDEM to promote recycling and promote recycling education in communities across the state,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess in a media release.
• 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, 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
Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, increased waste diversion by the project, and project sustainability.
The grant will be funded through the IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Funding comes from the Solid Waste Management Fee. This fee consists of a $0.50 per tonne charge for solid waste for final disposal in Indiana’s municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. None of the funds come from taxes.
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