Recycling grants available from state

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced Monday the availability of grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste collection and disposal from the agency’s community recycling grant program.

“These grants will fund projects that educate Hoosiers and promote recycling, which will go a long way in helping to protect our state’s environment,” IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott said in a news release.

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools and nonprofit organizations can submit an application requesting $500 to $100,000.

Applications will be accepted through March 1.

The program is funded through IDEM’s solid waste management fund. Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction and household hazardous waste and organics management, including yard waste management and composting.

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.

Final funding determinations will be made at the end of March.

To apply, visit For information, call 800-988-7901 or email [email protected]