Community Recycling Grant applications available

From the Indiana Department of Environmental Management:

Calling all community recyclers! Is your community working on a project that focuses on recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection and disposal in Indiana? If so, they may be eligible for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Community Recycling Grant Program (CRGP). 

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations in Indiana are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $500 to $100,000 in funding. Applicants can begin filling out the application today and save their progress on IDEM’s CRGP webpage.

Applications can be submitted beginning February 1st, 2021. The final day to submit applications is March 1st, 2021.

The Community Recycling Grant Program is funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction, and HHW and organics management (including yard waste management and composting). Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective programs. Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, an increase in waste diversion as a result of the project, and show the sustainability of the project. 

Final funding determinations will be made at the end of March 2021.

To apply, please visit IDEM’s website at For additional information, contact 800-988-7901 or

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