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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement general 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.

Community and Litter Grants are available to local governments, parks or health departments, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities, nonprofit organizations or Keep America Beautiful communities to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. Market Development Grants assist businesses 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 more information about the grant programs, contact Marie Barnett at or (614) 705-1019, or online at

Program Highlights

Grant Type Projects Amount
Community and Litter 54 $2,328,418
Market Development 6 $783,075
Scrap Tires 6 $977,336
Total 66 $4,088,829