IDEM awards $444,435 in community recycling grants

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced the recipients of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program on Earth Day Thursday. IDEM awarded $444,435 to 21 applicants.

“The community recycling grants are a great way for IDEM to promote and encourage recycling at the local level,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “IDEM is proud to work with communities to promote recycling throughout the state.”

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:

Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) $29,463
Brown County SWMD$14,250
City of Goshen$9,867
Clark County Recycling District$1,125
Energy Matters Community Coalition Inc.$5,950
Hancock County SWMD$6,250
Hendricks County Recycling District$64,822
Huntington City SWMD$13,135
Jay County SWMD$2,557
Marion Municipal Utilities$7,705
Marshall County SWMD$5,132
North Harrison Elementary$1,047
PilotEd School$10,292
ReThink Inc.$7,500
Shelby County Recycling District$32,900
SustainIU$77,990
Vigo County SWMD$4,376
Warren County SWMD$3,444
Washington County SWMD$64,850
White County SWMD$76,563
Zionsville Parks & Recreation$5,218

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 as a result of the project, and show the sustainability of the project. For additional information, please contact (800) 988-7901 or recycle@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.

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