Who can apply?
Butler County businesses, local governments, non-profits and schools are eligible. Grant funds can be used to implement a new recycling program or improve an existing program and support long-term recycling goals.
Funds can be used for the purchase of:
• Recycling containers for office, classroom, and breakroom recycling
• Recycling pick up services
• Recycling signage & materials to support your recycling program
When can my organization apply?
Requests for recycling assistance are accepted year round.
How much funding is available?
Grant awards range from $250 up to $4,000. The District awards about $20,000 annually in recycling assistance.
How much is my organization required to match?
Applicants may be required to provide a funding match for assistance valued over $5,000.
Past recycling grant recipients include:
Synergy Flavors, iMFLUX, PAC Worldlwide, Mondelez, Butler Rural Electric, Pacific Manufacturing, Schneider Electric, Hamilton Caster, Tedia, Miller Coors, Deceuninck, Valeo, and ThyssenKrupp Bilstein.
Keep Middletown Beautiful, Wayne Township, Fairfield Township.
Fairfield City School District, Hamilton City School District, Middletown City School District, Ross School District, St. Joseph Consolidated School, Sacred Heart, Talawanda School District, Lakota School District. Edgewood School District, Monroe School District.
How will grant requests be evaluated?
All programs and activities conducted with grant dollars must support long-term goals of waste reduction and recycling. The District will give priority for grant funding based on funding need; strategies for success; attempts to enlist new waste reduction and recycling behavior; ability to complete sustainable program objectives in cost-effective manner; and the means and mechanisms for quantifying and measuring waste reduction/recycling from funded program activity.
Are there other recycling grants available?
YES! Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Recycling & Litter Prevention grants. Grant funding is targeted at Ohio's local governments, colleges and universities, solid waste management districts/authorities, health districts, soil & water conservation districts and private sector businesses for a variety of recycling, litter clean up, market development and scrap tire management projects. Grant applications are due February 5, 2021. Visit here for more information.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Contact Solid Waste District Coordinator Anne Fiehrer Flaig at (513) 887-3963 or email email@example.com