$500,000 available for community recycling projects


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced Thursday the availability of grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste collection and disposal from the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program.

The grants will fund projects that improve recycling efforts throughout Indiana, said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess.

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to submit a grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding.

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 6. To apply, visit in.gov/idem/recycle/resources/indiana-community-recycling-grant-program.

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 or household hazardous waste and organics management, including yard waste management and composting.

Funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective and sustainable programs. Applicants must demonstrate a direct or indirect increase in waste diversion because of the project.

Funding determinations will be made in December.

For information, call 800-988-7901 or email [email protected].

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