Indiana Awards $307,698 in Grants

Recyclables throughout Indiana are escaping an untimely end in Hoosier landfills thanks to Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) grant program.

IDEM is allocating $307,698 worth of recycling grants to help communities, not-for-profit organizations and one school to reduce, reuse and recycle items that would otherwise be headed for a landfill or incinerator.

The following programs earned Indiana Recycling Grants from IDEM:

Chandler Elementary School: Awarded a model organics grant of $4,550 to purchase bins and other necessary materials for their vermicomposting project.

Town of Plainfield: Awarded a model recycling grant of $5,600 to institute a pilot recycling program for local apartment complexes.

Grant County Highway Department: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $47,460 to purchase recycling equipment to support the county's recycling program.

Elkhart County Highway Department: Awarded a traditional organics grant of $11,450 to purchase a brush chipper to support the county's brush and yard waste composting program.

Town of North Webster: Awarded a traditional organics grant of $11,750 to purchase a leaf vacuum and a wood chipper to support the town's current leaf collection and composting program.

Town of Osceola: Awarded a traditional organics grant of $4,894 for a brush chipper to support the town's brush and yard waste composting program.

Town of New Harmony: Awarded a traditional organics grant of $11,250 for a brush chipper to support the town's brush and yard waste composting program.

City of Bloomington: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $50,000 to purchase a recycling truck to support the city's curbside recycling program.

Town of Roann: Awarded a traditional organics grant of $10,381 for a wood chipper to support the town's brush and yard waste composting program.

Indiana Recycling Coalition: Awarded a regional recycling grant of $40,000 to develop an E-Scrap Action Program to address electronics stewardship and recycling.

Goodwill Industries of Michiana: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $50,000 to purchase a forklift, box truck, pallet jacks, and containers to support the organization's reuse programs.

Clark County SWMD: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $21,188 for a skid steer loader and truck to support the district's recycling programs.

Dearborn County SWMD: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $20,134 to purchase a truck and recycling trailer to support the district's recycling program.

Monroe County SWMD: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $2,643 for a cart tipper to support the district's Green Business recycling program.

Howard County SWMD: Awarded a traditional recycling grant of $16,398 to purchase equipment to support the district's electronics recycling and HHW programs.

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