State Awards Recycling Grants

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East-Terra Plastics in Indianapolis is one of the recipients. East-Terra Plastics in Indianapolis is one of the recipients.
INDIANAPOLIS -

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has awarded $1 million in grants in an effort to expand recycling throughout the state. The funding from IDEM's Recycling Market Redevelopment Program is part of a $2 million commitment from the state.

The program was created in the early 1990s as a means to better manage solid waste. Grants of up to $500,000 are available with a 50 percent required match. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.

The eight recipients represent five Indiana counties. They include:

  • City of Shelbyville - Shelby County - $118,250: To initiate the city's first curbside recycling program
  • East-Terra Plastics LLC - Marion County - $250,000: To initiate a statewide agricultural plastics collection, processing and marketing project
  • Indiana Recycling Coalition and Strategic Materials - Marion County - $22,585: For equipment, management services and outreach materials toward initiating a proposed metro area glass recycling project
  • Lake County Solid Waste Management District - Lake County - $179,150: To purchase equipment to start Indiana’s first publicly operated pre-consumer food waste composting program
  • Monroeville Box, Pallet & Wood Products LLC - Allen County - $85,547: To purchase equipment that will allow the company to become a zero waste company
  • Plastic Recycling 2 - Marion County - $250,000: For the purchase of an extruder and screen changer which will allow the company to begin recycling foam and rigid plastic food containers including cups, plates and more.
  • Rumpke - Jackson County - $87,425: To develop a recycling collection point at the Rumpke Medora Landfill.
  • Secure Core Solutions - Marion County – $7,043: For the purchase of a baler to help capture recyclable materials that can be purchased by processors.
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