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.