Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA's competitive grants provide opportunities for communities, local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations to establish and implement recycling, recycling market development, litter prevention and scrap tire recycling programs.

Key Dates
  • Oct. 25, 2016 - Informational Meeting
  • Nov. 16, 2016 - Informational Webinar:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST
  • Feb. 3, 2017 - Applications Due
  • April, 2017 - Awards Announced
  • June, 2017 - Grant Administration Meeting
  • July 1, 2017 - Funding Available

Applications for the 2017 Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant program will be available October 1, 2016.

NEW 2016 State Fair Recycling Initiative

If you have questions regarding any of these grant packages, please contact Chet Chaney at (614) 728-0043.

 

Community development grants allow Ohio communities to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. Grants provide funding for new equipment infrastructure for collection and materials processing. Those eligible to apply include municipal corporations, counties, townships, villages, state colleges or universities, solid waste management districts and authorities, park districts, health districts and statewide recycling and litter prevention trade associations. The grant requires 50 percent matching funds to be available and spent on the approved project.

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Application DOC PDF
Fact Sheet
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Litter management grants allow Ohio communities and non-profit organizations to support litter and tire amnesty collection projects. Grant proposals must include an actual clean-up activity to take place on public land or public waterways and involve the use of volunteers.

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Market development grants are offered to Ohio businesses and non-profit organizations that propose to create equipment infrastructure for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products. Applicants must be sponsored by an eligible governmental agency who will serve as the grant applicant and a pass-through agency for documenting and receiving funds. The business or non-profit organization must commit to provide 100 percent matching funds. The grant has a maximum duration of 24 months.

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Application DOC PDF
Fact Sheet
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Scrap tire grants provide financial assistance to Ohio’s local entities to convert manufacturing operations to accept scrap tire material, expand tire processing operations or utilize scrap tire material in civil engineering projects or manufactured products. The applicant must be a municipality, township, county, solid waste management district or authority, board of education or joint vocational school, state college or university or park district. Businesses or non-profit organizations may also receive scrap tire market development funding, but they must secure a local government sponsor to serve as the grant applicant. The sponsored business or non-profit organization must commit to provide 100 percent matching funds. The grant has a maximum duration of 24 months.

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Application DOC PDF
Fact Sheet
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Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA's competitive grants provide opportunities for communities, local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations to establish and implement recycling, recycling market development, litter prevention and scrap tire recycling programs.

Next Generation Films — $250,000 Market Development Grant

A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to purchase equipment that allows the company to recycle nearly 100 percent of the scrap plastic film generated during production and convert it back into polymer feedstock for future film production. The new equipment can process three to five million pounds of plastic per year and allows Next Generation Films to continue to recycle nearly all of its scrap film. read more...

City of Cuyahoga Falls — $5,000 Litter Management Grant

A litter management grant from Ohio EPA was used to support two separate litter and river cleanup events and educational outreach in 10 different schools impacting 600 students. An estimated six tons of litter was collected by nearly 200 volunteers during the cleanup events. read more...

Fremont Plastic Products — $225,000 Market Development Grant

A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to purchase equipment that allows the company to recycle waste plastic from the blow molding line for reuse in its manufacturing process. The new regrind equipment will shred, grind and reprocess waste plastics into pellets to create blow molding feedstock. read more...

Quality Blow Molding — $154,500 Market Development Grant

A market development grant from Ohio EPA was used to address the recovered plastic capacity issues and assist Quality Blow Molding with its production processes expansion. This included two blow molding machines, plastic granulators, blending systems, a material silo and more air compressor capacity. read more...