Grant Program Promotes Recycling at Local Organizations

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is now accepting applications for the 2016 Recycling Incentive Grant Program, which provides up to $250,000 in funding to local municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations for projects that promote recycling and litter prevention. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

“By making these grants available to local organizations, we can improve the community and the environment through responsible recycling and litter prevention programs,” said Judy Dodge, president of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners.

Grants will be awarded to projects focused on the following five areas: recycling, waste reduction, litter prevention, composting opportunities and end use markets of recycled materials. The Recycling Incentive Grant Program is open on a competitive basis to all Montgomery County municipalities, schools and select non-profit organizations. An endorsement letter is required for schools and non-profits from their local jurisdiction.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory briefing session at 9:30 a.m. on February 3, 2016. The briefing session will be held at 2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45439. Grant winners will be announced May 2016.

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

About Montgomery County Environmental Services Montgomery County Department of Environmental Services provides trash disposal, recycling, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment to the citizens of Montgomery County. The department also offers educational outreach to local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region.