Recycling Grants Available for Montgomery County Municipalities, Schools, Non-Profits

From now until March 22, 2013, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District is accepting applications for the Recycling Incentive Grant Program. This year, a total of $300,000 in funding is available for projects in Montgomery County, with additional funding potentially available for quality projects.

“These grants help to beautify and improve our neighborhoods and communities,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge. “The County funded a variety of quality projects in 2012, such as playgrounds made with recycled content materials, and we are looking forward to reviewing more innovative and exciting proposals this year.”

The Recycling Incentive Grant funds are available 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. Funding can be used for any of the following types of projects: Recycling, Waste Reduction, Litter Prevention, Composting Opportunities, and End Use Markets of Recycled Materials.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory briefing session at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5, at 2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, OH 45439. Actual grant awards will vary based on the proposed projects and the total number of quality proposals submitted. Grant awards will be announced in May of 2013.

For more information, contact Barbara Asberry, Business Program Specialist, at (937) 224-3920. 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.

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