5/10/17
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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.

Litter Management Grants – Litter management grants this year for the Central Ohio region total $22,600:

· Delaware General Health District

$ 3,500

· Knox County

$ 3,600

· Morrow County Recycling & Litter Prevention

$ 2,800

· City of Hilliard

$ 2,700

· Franklin County Municipal Court

$ 10,000


Statewide, Ohio EPA is awarding $330,000 in litter management grant funding to 27 local government entities to support litter cleanup and tire amnesty programs.


Community Development Grants
– Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Community Grant awards for Central Ohio total $72,780:

  • Ross Pickaway Highland Fayette Joint Solid Waste Management District is receiving $34,440 for 224 96-gallon carts and a utility gator; and
  • Columbus City Schools is receiving $38,340 for recycling bins and signage.

Statewide, Ohio EPA is awarding $1.5 million in grant funding to assist local governments in strengthening local recycling and litter prevention efforts.

Market Development Grants – Ohio EPA’s Market Development Grant total in Central Ohio is $150,000. Two projects are receiving funding:

  • North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District is receiving $144,300 to purchase a roll-off truck stationary grinder and 13 roll-off boxes for Roe Transportation Enterprises, Inc.; and
  • Franklin County Economic Development and Planning is receiving $5,700 to purchase bailer super sacks for Calgon Carbon. 

Statewide, Ohio EPA is awarding $1.66 million to eight Recycling Market Development grant projects.

Scrap Tire Grants – One project is being funded in Central Ohio:

  • North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District is receiving $98,000 for ground tire rubber paving at the OSU Molly Caren Agricultural Center/Farm Science Review. 

Statewide, Ohio EPA is awarding $1 million for Scrap Tire grants to four projects. 

Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Office grants this year total $5 million. Funding comes in part from a 75 cents per ton charge on construction and demolition debris waste, and part of a 50 cents per wholesale purchase of new tires. All Ohioans are encouraged to reduce waste, recycle materials and buy recycled content products to make recycling in Ohio even more successful.

For additional information about recycling and litter prevention grant programs, contact Ohio EPA at 614-230-5330 or visit 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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