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Ohio EPA Awards More Than $527,000 for 2013 Litter Cleanups and Tire Amnesties

Forty five communities will benefit from litter collection efforts or new tire amnesty collection programs thanks to grants from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a total of $527,670.88.

Local governments that receive Litter Collection and Prevention grants will incorporate litter collection events, community awareness programing or opportunities for residents to properly dispose of scrap tires.  In addition, all local clean-up efforts involve the work of volunteers.

Grant recipients include:

 Recipient

 Amount

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District

                              $40,000.00

Anderson Township (Hamilton)

2,250.00

Ashtabula Township (Ashtabula)

2,911.50

Athens City County Health Department

12,555.00

Auglaize County Solid Waste District

1,300.00

Barberton City of (Summit)

1,450.00

Clark County Combined Health District

4,000.00

Clinton County Solid Waste Management District

8,018.00

Cuyahoga Falls City of (Summit)

10,150.00

Darke County Solid Waste Management District (one of two)        

14,000.00

Darke County Solid Waste Management District (two of two)  

20,000.00

Delaware General Health District

5,000.00

Doan Brook Watershed Partnership (Cuyahoga)

2,000.00

Fairfield Township (Butler)

8,721.00

Fayette Soil & Water District

25,000.00

Greene County Solid Waste Management District

15,000.00

Henry County Solid Waste District

2,887.20

Huron County Solid Waste Management District

12,000.00

Keep Akron Beautiful (Summit)

19,644.00

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (Hamilton)

43,790.00

Keep Columbus Beautiful (Franklin)

10,000.00

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

4,650.00

Keep Ohio Beautiful (Mahoning)

2,500.00

Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful

315.00

Knox County

3,636.36

Licking County

11,500.00

Lima City of (Allen)

35,000.00

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District

8,000.00

Marion County

3,000.00

Mercer County Solid Waste Management District

6,183.00

Mill Creek Watershed Council (Butler) 

5,400.00

Morrow County Health Deptartment

7,782.10

Pike County General Health District

25,000.00

Pike Township (Clark)

15,000.00

Portage County Solid Waste Management District

15,000.00

Preble County

 15,000.00

Richland Township (Guernsey)

1,620.00

Rural Action (Athens)

12,382.72

Sidney-Shelby County Health Deptartment

10,000.00

Struthers, City of (Mahoning)

6,000.00

Toledo Metroparks (Lucas)

18,000.00

Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District

11,500.00

Yellow-Creek Township (Columbiana)

5,000.00

Youngstown City of (Mahoning)

 41,225.00

 

Funding comes from fees generated when building materials and demolished structures are disposed at construction and demolition debris landfills.

The next community recycling grant application opportunity opens Oct. 1, 2013, with a deadline in Feb. 2014. Grant recipients have 12 months to complete the projects and must have a 50 percent cash match. Funding comes from fees generated when building materials and demolished structures are disposed at construction and demolition debris landfills.

For additional information about the grant program, contact Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2873 or visit www.epa.ohio.gov/dmwm/Home/Grants.aspx.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA -- 40 years and moving forward.


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