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
- 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.