The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently announced $4 million in grant funding to implement the Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project in Marion County.
Businesses, local government, solid waste management districts, and nonprofit organizations are invited to submit proposals which divert waste and prevent unnecessary final disposal of potentially valuable recyclable materials and to show productive reuse of the diverted waste. Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2022 on IDEM’s website.
If your organization is outside of Marion County, you may wish to apply for a Community Recycling Grant which opens September 1, 2022. Solid waste management districts, counties, municipalities, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana are encouraged to apply for projects which include education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, organics management (including yard waste management and composting), and household hazardous waste collection and disposal. These grants start at $1,000 and go up to $100,000 with a 25 percent cash match. Applicants must submit the required documents for the Community Recycling Grant Program by October 6, 2022.
We applaud IDEM and the Recycling Market Development Board for initiating these projects to encourage resource conservation, waste reduction, and the better processing of materials in communities around Indiana. To see previous recipients and project descriptions, check out the 2020 Community Recycling Grant Program report.