Cash for Recycling Projects

Ohio EPA has awarded $1.35 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects.  As a result of the projects, more material will be diverted from regional waste streams, and more recycled materials will be available for manufacturers.

Businesses are eligible for funding, but must be sponsored by a public entity, such as a municipality, county, township or solid waste management district.¬† Here’s a good example: Kitchen Aid, in partnership with the Darke County Solid Waste District, used a $44,433 grant to purchase eight vertical balers that will allow the company to convert waste material into usable feedstock for their production system.