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Ohio EPA Awards $560,000 for 2016 Litter Management Grants

Ohio EPA is awarding $561,707 in grant funding to 42 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty 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):

  • Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District
$ 50,450
  • Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District
$ 23,044
  • Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District
$ 2,887
  • Brown County Solid Waste Authority
$ 25,000
  • Carlisle Municipality
$ 18,000
  • Carol, Columbiana, Harrison County Solid Waste District
$ 35,000
  • Clinton County Solid Waste Management District
$ 13,230
  • Columbus City
$ 45,000
  • Cuyahoga Falls City
$ 4,775
  • Darke County Solid Waste District
$ 28,500
  • Defiance County
$ 4,500
  • Delaware General Health District
$ 4,000
  • Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow Solid Waste District
$ 25,000
  • Fairfield Township
$ 3,240
  • Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District
$ 35,000
  • Foundation for Ohio River Education
$ 5,000
  • Geneva Civic Improvement Corps
$ 12,960
  • Greene County
$ 25,000
  • Henry County Solid Waste District
$ 3,155
  • Highland County
$ 2,250
  • Hudson City
$ 2,700
  • Keep Akron Beautiful
$ 4,983
  • Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful
$ 3,000
  • Keep Wickliffe Beautiful
$ 3,450
  • Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District
$ 20,000
  • Little Miami River Kleeners
$ 4,450
  • Lorain County Solid Waste Management District
$ 12,000
  • Macksburg Village
$ 2,700
  • Mahoning County Solid Waste District
$ 12,880
  • Marion County
$ 4,000
  • Meigs County
$ 18,851
  • Mercer County Solid Waste Management District
$ 3,811
  • Morgan County
$ 7,500
  • Morrow County
$ 6,264
  • Pike County General Health District
$ 25,000
  • Preble County
$ 15,000
  • Sidney-Shelby County Health Department
$ 14,625
  • Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority
$ 5,000
  • Struthers City
$ 4,000
  • Vinton County Health Department
$ 15,000
  • Wyandot County
$ 10,500

The Litter Management Grant program requires a 10 percent local match and is available to local governments, parks or health districts, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities or Keep America Beautiful communities.

For additional information about the grant program, contact Chet Chaney at Ohio EPA at (614) 728-0043, or visit


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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