$2 million available for recycled product market expansion
Another $1 million available for scrap tire recycling in Ohio
Applications are being accepted from local governments, schools, colleges, businesses and non-profit organizations throughout Ohio for $2 million in Recycling Market Development Grants and $1 million in Scrap Tire Recycling Grants, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The application deadline is February 2, 2007.
Recycling Market Development Grants of $150,000 to $250,000 each are available to counties, solid waste management districts, cities with populations of more than 50,000, businesses and non-profit organizations that develop the infrastructure for developing markets for recyclable materials.
Applicants may sponsor as a partner, private sector business or non-profit organization that handles the type of recycled materials targeted by the grant program.
These materials include used carpet/padding, electronics, glass, office paper, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, food, fiber, plastics and construction and demolition debris.
Each recipient must provide a match equal to or greater than the grant award. All projects funded by the grant must be completed within two years from the time the money is received.
Funding for Recycling Market Development Grants comes from a disposal fee charged on construction and demolition debris in Ohio.
Scrap Tire Recycling Grants of $75,000 to $350,000 each are available to towns, townships, counties, school districts, solid waste management districts, park districts, colleges or universities for recycling scrap tires in useful ways or to expand used tire processing. Businesses or non-profit organizations seeking scrap tire grants must secure a sponsor to serve as grant applicant.
Examples of previous Scrap Tire Recycling Grant recipients are: manufacturers or processors who use crumb rubber, tire-derived fuel feed systems, projects that use scrap tire material in civil engineering applications and organizations conducting research and development on the uses of scrap tires.
A 100 percent match is required of successful applicants. Projects that impact the largest Ohio market area and consume the largest volume of scrap tire materials will receive increased consideration.
Funding for the Scrap Tire Recycling Grants comes from a $1 per tire disposal fee imposed by dealers when new tires are purchased in Ohio.
For information regarding the Scrap Tire Recycling Grant or the Recycling Market Development Grant programs, call 614-265-6333 or visit ohiodnr.com.