As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.



November 9, 2020
Recycling Grants Available from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for recycling and litter prevention grants to public and private organizations around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m.

May 21, 2019
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.

May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

March 27, 2019
Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.

June 23, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces New Lead Curtain Project at Cardinal Shooting Center
Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler recently announced a pilot project at the Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground (CSCC) in Marengo to install the first lead curtain abatement system in Ohio.

January 25, 2018
Ohio EPA Director Visits Kenworth to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kenworth truck plant in Chillicothe today to recognize the company’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship.

May 11, 2017
Northeast Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $1.16 million in grant funding in Northeast Ohio including 13 projects in nine counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In northeast Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.

May 10, 2017
Southeastern Ohio Communities Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $360,000 in grant funding in Southeastern Ohio including six projects in six counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In Southeastern Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants:

May 10, 2017
Central Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $343,000 in grant funding in Central Ohio including 10 projects in five counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In Central Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.

February 17, 2017
Statewide Commercial, Industrial Recycling Data Survey Gathers Useful Data
It’s once again time for Ohio to request data from commercial and industrial businesses regarding their recycling activities. The data will be used to identify recycling trends and opportunities and indicate whether Ohio is meeting its recycling goals.

October 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Awarding Grant to ORSANCO to Support Ohio River Sweep
Ohio EPA is supporting the annual Ohio River Sweep in 2017 with a recycling and litter prevention grant to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, better known as ORSANCO.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Accepting Proposals For Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants; Schedules Information Session and Webinar
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for four types of recycling-related grants to be awarded in 2017. Grant applications for all four programs are due Feb. 3, 2017, and the Agency will offer two opportunities for assistance.

June 14, 2016
Statewide Mosquito Control Grants to be Announced in Warren; Regional Public Water System to be Discussed at West Farmington Water Plant
Ohio EPA to Hold Two Events in Trumbull County Thursday

April 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.35 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects from around Ohio that include assistance with the creation and expansion of organic recycling facilities and equipment purchases for recycling facilities and manufacturers. As a result, more material will be diverted from regional waste streams including plastics, glass and fiber. The projects are expected to create 13 new jobs.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $560,000 for 2016 Litter Management Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding $561,707 in grant funding to 42 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs.

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