Grant Program Encourages Businesses to Recycle More

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District once again will offer $150,000 in grant funding to promote recycling at local businesses. The district is now accepting applications for the 2016 Business Recycling Incentive Grant Program. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

“Business leaders are an important part of our economy and the quality of life in Montgomery County,” said Judy Dodge, president of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners. “The Business Recycling Incentive Grants will promote innovation and protect our natural resources.”

The Business Recycling Incentive Grant funds are available on a competitive basis to all Montgomery County businesses. A total of $150,000 in funding will be available for the program, including $120,000 to fund capital equipment purchases and $30,000 for new recycling service contracts.

Funding can be used for any of the following projects:

  • capital equipment purchases to initiate or expand recycling;
  • new or expanded contracts for on-site recycling service;
  • composting service;
  • equipment, materials, and software purchases to increase or expand operations for recycling processors.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory briefing session at 1:30 p.m. on February 3, 2016. The session will be held at 2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45439. Awards winners will be announced in May 2016.

For an application, visit www.mcswd.org or call (937) 225-4999.