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Ohio EPA grants $603,401 for recycling and litter prevention in southeast Ohio

Ohio EPA, Press Release

Local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout southeast Ohio are receiving more than $600,000 this year in grants from Ohio EPA to implement recycling, litter prevention, market development and scrap tire recycling programs. 

Statewide, Ohio EPA is issuing more than $7.5 million in grant funding to 159 recipients, with more than $3.8 million specifically for community and litter prevention programs.

Local governments and other entities use these grants for litter collection, education programming, and the disposal of scrap tires through amnesty collection events. All local clean-up efforts involve the work of volunteers and take place on public property.

Projects approved for funding for program year 2024 include:

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District, $32,000, Drop-off Recycling

Coshocton City Schools, $9,977, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Coshocton County JVS, $6,232, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Gallia Soil & Water Conservation District, $12,000, Litter Clean-Up Events

Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, $26,300, Litter Clean-Up Events, Tire Amnesty Events

Hocking College, $69,686, Outreach and Education, Drop-off Recycling

Huntington Local School District, $9,316, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Jackson County Health Department, $40,000, Tire Amnesty Events

Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District, $69,412, Recycling Equipment

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, $4,640, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Richmond Mill, Incorporated, $199,850, Recycling Equipment

Scioto Valley LSD, $10,000, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, $100,000, Recycling Equipment

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School, $ 9,928, Water Bottle Refilling Station

Vinton County Health Department, $4,060, Outreach and Education, Litter Clean-Up Events.

Community and Litter Grants are available to local governments, parks or health departments, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities, and nonprofit organizations or Keep America Beautiful communities to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. 

Market Development Grants assist businesses that purchase equipment and infrastructure for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products.

Scrap Tire Grants provide financial assistance to Ohio’s businesses, communities, and nonprofits seeking to convert manufacturing operations into facilities that accept scrap tire material, expand tire processing, or use scrap tire material in construction projects or manufactured products. 

Academic Institution Grants are available to public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities for recycling efforts as well as outreach and education, recycling equipment and conference sponsorships. 

The Source Reduction Grants are available to local governments, parks or health departments, public and private K-12 schools, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities and nonprofit organizations for new or retrofit water bottle refilling stations to reduce single-use plastic water bottles, decrease plastic waste and increase landfill diversion.

For additional information about the grant programs, contact Marie Barnett at, or online:

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