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Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention

Ohio EPA is awarding grant funding to help local governments strengthen local recycling and litter prevention efforts.

The grants will expand curbside recycling programs, provide upgrades to infrastructure for material recovery facilities, and support litter prevention efforts. Law enforcement equipment, special venue recycling containers, and other recycling and litter prevention programs also may be included in the grant.

Projects approved for funding (rounded down to the nearest dollar) include:

  • Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District
$ 4,333
  • Ashland County Solid Waste Management District
$ 30,000
  • Association of Ohio Recyclers
$ 2,000
  • City of Athens
$ 16,775
  • Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District
$ 42,706
  • City of Brecksville
$ 24,125
  • City of Chardon
$ 50,000
  • City of Cincinnati
$ 49,800
  • Cincinnati Public Services
$ 20,000
  • University of Cincinnati
$ 50,000
  • Clark County Solid Waste District
$ 3,000
  • Clinton County Solid Waste Management District
$ 5,949
  • City of Dayton
$ 250,000
  • Village of Evandale
$ 10,382
  • Fairfield County
$ 57,035
  • Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
  • Kent State University
$ 27,813
  • Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District
$ 16,000
  • Logan County Solid Waste District
$ 157,950
  • City of Loveland
$ 750
  • Lucas County Solid Waste Management District
$ 20,000
  • City of Mentor
$ 18,943
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
$ 2,000
  • Montgomery County Solid Waste District
$ 53,429
  • Muskingum County
$ 100,000
  • North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District
$ 82,301
  • Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals
$ 2,000
  • Organics Recycling Association of Ohio
$ 2,000
  • Portage County Solid Waste Management District
$ 203,280
  • Shelby County
$ 175,867
  • Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District
$ 100,000
  • Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District
$ 37,870
  • City of Toledo
$ 10,000
  • Van Wert Solid Waste Management District
$ 6,950
  • Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District
$ 31,424

The Community Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant provides financial assistance to communities based on operational need, the demonstration of positive economic and environmental impacts regionally or statewide and the potential for permanent service that does not need assistance from outside funding. Grant communities must commit to 50 percent local matching funds.

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


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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