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Ohio EPA Awards $3.9 Million for 2018 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $4 million this year in grant funding to 60 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

Local governments use these funds to support litter collection activities, develop education programming or create opportunities for residents to properly dispose of scrap tires through tire amnesty collection events. All local cleanup efforts will involve the work of volunteers and take place on public property.
Projects approved for funding include (rounded down to the nearest dollar):

Auglaize County Solid Waste Management   $200,000  Horizontal 2 ram baler with hopper with steel belt conveyor
City of Chillicothe  $200,000  65 gallon containers for curbside recycling
Cleveland Clinic Office for a Healthy Environment $31,100  Vertical bailer, recycling bins
Fairfield County $21,223  Forklift with rotator attachment
Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) ORSANCO $25,000  Ohio River Cleanup -mailers, poster, brochures, trash bags, gloves, t-shirts
Henry County Solid Waste $34,667 Enclosed trailer, recycling carts, signage, advertising
Keep Akron Beautiful $21,000 Waxed trash receptacles and DAB affiliate fee
Keep Ohio Beautiful $75,000 Supplies for Zero Waste program and KOB affiliates
Village of Lockland $7,066 19 waste barrel recycling containers
Lorain County Solid Waste Management $200,000 Harris horizontal 2 ram baler
Lucas County Solid Waste $185,000  Hybrid MRF - compactors & push out trailer
Montgomery County Solid Waste $100,000 Morbark horizontal grinder
Mount Carmel Health System $33,000 Marathon stream recycling compactor and hopper
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction $182,147  In-vessel composting unit and scales
Pike County Solid Waste Management $90,000 Piranha horizontal baler
SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management $76,300 Cat skid steer loader, SpecTec ejector trailer
Van Wert County Solid Waste $200,000 Harris horizontal 2 ram baler, sorting conveyor system
Wyandot County Solid Waste Management $130,516 Maren ProPak 2 ram horizontal baler
Adams-Clermont Solid Waste  $40,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Brown County Solid Waste Authority  $25,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste $35,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Champaign Co. Health $14, 279 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Clark County Farm Bureau $23,800 Scrap tire collection and disposal
City of Cuyahoga Falls $7,400 School supplies, pop-up tent, table covering, t-shirts, billboards
Darke County Solid Waste $17,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Delaware General Health $3,409 Certification Fee
Fairfield Township $4,500 Dumpsters, volunteer t-shirts,gloves/bags/vest, advertising costs
Gallia Soil and Water Conservation $10,000 Community recycling and litter prevention event
Greene County $10,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Guernsey County Community Development Corp. $20,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Highland County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office $2,500 Gloves, safety vests, sharps container, bags, advertising
Keep Akron Beautiful $318 Certification Fee
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful $6414 Signs, 5-gallon buckets, litter sticks, t-shirts, advertising
 Keep Euclid Beautiful/City of Euclid $3,650 KAB renewal fee, t-shirts, totes, logo tablecloth
Knox County Ohio $2,078 Newspaper ads, t-shirts, KAB renewal, trailer rental
Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management $25,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention $3,000 Surveillance camera, public recycling receptacles, KOB renewal fee, safety t-shirts, supplies
Mercer County Solid Waste $6,700 Display ad, disposal fees, trash bags, totes
Morrow County Commissioners $9,511 First aid kits, t-shirts, advertising, KAB renewal, disposal fees, signage
Village of New Concord $1,000 Certification Fee
City of Niles $10,000 Enclosed trailer, landscaping tools, garbage bags, gloves
Preble County Board of Commissioners $15,000 Scrap tire collection and disposal
SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management $40,000 Scrap Tire collection and disposal
City of Struthers $3,500 Vests, eDucational supplies, advertising tools, supplies, t-shirts
Valley View Foundation $6,600 Signage, t-shirts, & gloves
City of Youngstown $40,225 Scrap tire collection and disposal
Cuyahoga county Solid Waste/Rust Belt Riders Composting LLC $13,931 Flip screen, sand saster SM20
Franklin County/JDM Services dba Frank Road Recycling Solutions $97,634 Track stacker, loadrite belt scale system
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste/MadTree Brewing Company $6,172 Vertical baler
 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste/Tri State Escrap $189,513 Conveyors and magnets, shaker table, 60 hp granulator, hoppers, air separation tables
NCO Solid Waste/Weidmann Electrical Technology, Inc.  $184,000 Derrick screen system
Putnam County Solid Waste Management/Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. $200,000 Pelletizing line, ERF melt filter, Maag screen changer
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint SWMD/The Belden Brick Company $150,000 Model SDL-100 Attritor
Crawford County Solid Waste Management/Willig Tire Recycling, LLC $300,000 Scrap Tire processor and manufacture - fork lifts, front end loader, trucks, skid steer, trailers
Jackson Center Schools $125,941 GTR Paving-JCS athletic complex and City of Jackson Center walking path
Jackson Township/Liberty Tire Services of Ohio, LLC $300,000 Scrap Tire processor - Granutech liberator, Millpower vibrating conveyor
Metroparks Toledo $107,381 GTR Paving -walking path and interpretive signage

Litter prevention grants are available to local governments, parks or health departments, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities or Keep America Beautiful communities. Community Development Grants support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. Market Development Grants assist businesses and nonprofit organizations that purchase equipment and infrastructure for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products. Scrap Tire Grants provide financial assistance to Ohio’s businesses, communities and nonprofits seeking to convert manufacturing operations into facilities that accept scrap tire material, expand tire processing or use scrap tire material in construction projects or manufactured products.

For additional information about the grant programs, contact Chet Chaney at Ohio EPA at (614) 230-5330, or online:


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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