5/21/19
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Ohio EPA Awards $4 Million for 2019 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

Local governments use these funds to support litter collection activities, develop education programming or create opportunities for residents to properly dispose of scrap tires through tire amnesty collection events. All local cleanup efforts will involve the work of volunteers and take place on public property.

Projects approved for funding include (rounded down to the nearest dollar):

 

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District

$28,475

Litter collection events, security cameras for recycling drop-off areas, outreach & education

Allen County Engineer

$156,016

Ground tire rubber paving for county road

Anderson Township (Hamilton County)

$2,000

Litter collection

Association of Ohio Recyclers

$3,000

Association of Ohio Recyclers Conference focusing on the recycling industry

Athens Hocking Solid Waste District

$49,420

Security cameras for recycling drop-off areas & tire amnesty

Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District

$200,000

Upgrades to material recovery facility; purchase of equipment

Case Western Reserve University

$50,000

Recycle bins for university-wide recycling program

Champaign Health District

$15,000

Tire amnesty event

City of Brooklyn (Cuyahoga County)

$1,600

Keep America Beautiful certification fee

City of Brunswick (Medina County)

$200,000

New curbside recycling program

City of Cuyahoga Falls (Summit County)

$9,300

River cleanup event; recycling outreach & education

City of Hilliard (Franklin County)

$176

Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

City of Mayfield Heights (Cuyahoga County)

$15,050

Drop-off recycling and Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

City of Youngstown

$19,200

Litter collection and tire amnesty events; Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

City of Zanesville (Muskingum County)

$200,000

Expanding curbside recycling program

Clark County Solid Waste District

$41,836

Foam densifier for community drop-off recycling and security cameras to monitor illegal dump sites

Clinton County Solid Waste Management District

$12,760

Tire amnesty events

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

$50,000

Recycling outreach and education videos and security cameras to monitor illegal dump sites

Darke County Solid Waste

$25,550

Litter collection and tire amnesty events; Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

Defiance County Engineer

$150,000

Scrap tire shreds for county road embankment

Delaware General Health District

$5,675

Drop-off recycling; litter collection and Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

Fairfield County

$100,000

Drop-off recycling equipment

Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District

$40,000

Tire amnesty events

Foundation for Ohio River Education

$25,000

Ohio River cleanup event

Franklin County Economic Development & Planning/Innovative Organics Recycling, LLC

$200,000

In-vessel aerobic digester for organics recycling

Franklin County Economic Development & Planning/RAP Management LLC

$200,000

Materials handling equipment for recycled asphalt

Franklin County Municipal Court

$12,000

Litter collection and outreach

Greene County

$8,500

Tire amnesty events

Guernsey County Community Development Corporation

$5,180

Security cameras to monitor illegal dump sites

Henry County Solid Waste

$50,000

Front-end loader for processing

Highland County Recycling and Litter Prevention

$2,000

Litter collection event and education

Holmes County Health District

$6,800

Roadway cleanup

Huron County Solid Waste District

$100,000

Drop-off recycling equipment

Huron County Solid Waste District

$10,000

Tire amnesty events

Jackson County Health Department

$30,000

Tire amnesty event

Jefferson Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority

$44,246

Bins and signs for drop-off recycling

Joint SWMD of Defiance, Fulton, Paulding and Williams Counties/Stoett Industries Inc.

$300,000

Modular floodwater panels manufacturing equipment

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

$12,700

Litter collection events

Keep Euclid Beautiful/City of Euclid (Cuyahoga County)

$2,424

Litter collection event; Keep America Beautiful renewal fee; outreach

Keep Ohio Beautiful

$80,000

Special event and venue recycling containers and litter collection supplies

Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention

$12,169

River cleanup event; recycling outreach & education; security cameras to monitor illegal dumping at compost facility

Make Gahanna Yours (Franklin County)

$65,000

Litter collection and outreach

Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention

$2,000

Litter collection events; glass recycling containers; Keep Marion County Beautiful renewal fee

Meigs County Health Department

$13,500

Tire amnesty event

Mercer County Solid Waste Management District

$2,920

Roadway cleanup

Mercy Health Foundation (Lucas County)

$37,500

Foam densifier

Metroparks Toledo

$107,920

Ground tire rubber paving for park walkways

Morrow County Commissioners

$9,136

Litter collection and Keep America Beautiful renewal fee

North Central Ohio Solid Waste District

$200,000

Material recovery facility equipment

Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals (OALPRP)

$3,000

2020 OALPRP conference

Ohio University

$129,561

Expanding campus organics collection

Ottawa Seneca Sandusky Solid Waste District/Envirotire

$213,400

Scrap tires processing equipment

Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Solid Waste District

$24,000

Tire amnesty event

Pike County Health Department

$681

Security cameras to monitor illegal dump sites

Portage County Solid Waste Management District

$22,470

Outreach & education program about recycling contamination

SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District

$67,396

Drop-off recycling equipment

SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District/Jepco East Recycling

$158,034

New cardboard materials recovery facility

Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District

$100,000

Expanding drop-off recycling locations; recycling education & outreach; security cameras for recycling drop-off areas

Summit Akron Solid Waste Mgmt. Authority (dba ReWorks)/Recycling Coordinators Inc.

$200,000

Battery recycling equipment

The City of Warren (Trumbull County)

$25,000

Litter collection and outreach

The Foodbank, Inc. (Montgomery County)

$95,060

Organic recycling in-vessel composter and bins

Van Wert SWMD/American Paint Recyclers

$17,246

Paint recycling equipment

Village of Carey (Wyandot County)

$10,000

Security cameras for yard waste transfer station

Williams County Health Department

$16,020

Drop-off recycling equipment and signage

Wood County Commissioners/Rosenboom Machine and Tool, Inc.

$7,795

Paperboard recycling equipment

Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District

$85,113

Drop-off recycling equipment

 


Community and Litter Grants are available to local governments, parks or health departments, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities, nonprofit organizations or Keep America Beautiful communities to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. Market Development Grants assist businesses that purchase equipment and infrastructure for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products. Scrap Tire Grants provide financial assistance to Ohio’s businesses, communities and nonprofits seeking to convert manufacturing operations into facilities that accept scrap tire material, expand tire processing or use scrap tire material in construction projects or manufactured products.

For additional information about the grant programs, contact Marie Barnett at Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2798, or online: www.recycleohio.gov.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

 
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