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June 2006

Ohio awards nearly $3 million in grants to strengthen community and business recycling efforts

Columbus, OH— Governor Bob Taft announced the award of nearly $3 million in grants to benefit the recycling efforts of several Ohio communities and businesses. The Community Development & Market Development grants, which range from $10,000 to $250,000, support a variety of activities from litter collections to the development of innovative ways to process recyclables.

The annual grants are awarded on a competitive basis by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention. Many of the grants help establish the necessary infrastructure to begin the collection, processing and development of recyclables, such as food waste, paper, plastics and electronics, as well as construction and demolition debris.

Businesses receiving the grants must partner with their local city, county or solid waste authority to be eligible for funding. All the grants require matching funds.

Some of the recipients include:

  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and The Grossman Group of Columbus - $239,517.
  • Clark County Solid Waste Management District and Paygro of South Charleston - $250,000.
  • SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District - $24,000.
  • Brown County Solid Waste Management Authority and Adams-Brown Recycling of Georgetown - $206,000.
  • Erie County Solid Waste Management District and Erie Materials, Inc. of Sandusky - $250,000.
  • Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and the Broadview Group, LLC of Westlake - $75,000.
  • Lucas County Solid Waste Management District - $113,000.
  • City of Toledo - $10,000.
  • Wood County Solid Waste District - $100,000.


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