The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) today announced the recipients of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded $513,593 to 16 applicants.
“IDEM is proud to work with communities throughout the state toward increasing recycling opportunities,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. The grants are a great way for IDEM to promote recycling and facilitate recycling education in communities statewide.”
The grants are available to counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana. Here is the list of recipients and the amounts they were awarded:
Brown County Solid Waste Management District: $28,710
Carmel Clay Schools: $15,000
City of Elwood: $13,620
City of Portage: $72,130
City of Valparaiso: $11,775
Crawford County Solid Waste Management District: $4,946
Dubois County Solid Waste Management District: $2,017
Gibson County Solid Waste Management District: $1,000
Hancock County Solid Waste Management District: $15,300
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: $96,600
Jay County Solid Waste Management District: $48,528
Lawrenceburg High School: $12,779
Shelby County Recycling District: $35,531
Teachers’ Treasures: $93,137
Wabash College: $34,920
Warren County Recycling Center: $27,600
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 because of the project and show the sustainability of the project. For additional information, please contact 800-988-7901 or crgp@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.
IDEM (idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. The agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach.