Grants Available for Community Recycling Projects

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is taking applications for its Community Recycling Grant Program. Projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction, or household hazardous waste and organics management, including yard waste management and composting. “We are happy to offer this grant funding to help educate communities about recycling and waste reduction. These grants will fund projects that improve recycling efforts throughout Indiana,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess.

The news release said counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations in Indiana are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding and that applications will be accepted through October 6, 2022. The Community Recycling Grant Program is funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund.  Applicants must demonstrate a direct or indirect increase in waste diversion because of the project.

For more information or to apply, visit IDEM’s website. For additional information, contact 800-988-7901 . Final funding determinations will be made December 2022.