The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Thursday announced the recipients of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded $444,435 to 21 applicants.
“The Community Recycling Grants are a great way for IDEM to promote and encourage recycling at the local level,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “IDEM is proud to work with communities to promote recycling throughout the state.”
The grants are available to counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana.
The Marshall County Solid Waste Management District was awarded $5,132. Executive Director, Marianne Peters said, “We are using the grant to purchase a community clean-up trailer. We’re going to equip it with everything a group would need to do a site clean-up: gloves, vests, rakes, shovels, bags, wheelbarrows, etc. We want to make it easy for groups to keep Marshall County clean. The program should be up and running by this fall.”
Here is the list of the other recipients and the amounts they were awarded:
|Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District (SWMD)||$29,463|
|Brown County SWMD||$14,250|
|City of Goshen||$9,867|
|Clark County Recycling District||$1,125|
|Energy Matters Community Coalition Inc.||$5,950|
|Hancock County SWMD||$6,250|
|Hendricks County Recycling District||$64,822|
|Huntington City SWMD||$13,135|
|Jay County SWMD||$2,557|
|Marion Municipal Utilities||$7,705|
|North Harrison Elementary||$1,047|
|Shelby County Recycling District||$32,900|
|Vigo County SWMD||$4,376|
|Warren County SWMD||$3,444|
|Washington County SWMD||$64,850|
|White County SWMD||$76,563|
|Zionsville Parks & Recreation||$5,218|
Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective programs. Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, an increase in waste diversion as a result of the project and show the sustainability of the project. For additional information, please contact 800-988-7901 or recycle@idem.IN.gov.
Grants are funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Funds come from the solid waste management fee (IC 13-20-22-1). The fee consists of $0.50 per ton charge on solid waste for final disposal at Indiana municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. None of the funding comes from tax dollars.