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Ogle County Offering Clean-Up Day and Waste Reduction Recycling Grants

Where: Ogle County, Ohio

Funds Available: Clean Up Day Grant – Max of $2,000 per project. Waste Reduction Recycling Grant – $6,000.

Date to Apply: March 6th, May 8th, July 10th, or September 3rd while funds are available

Clean Up Day Grant – Cities, villages and townships located in Ogle County, Ohio are eligible to receive funds for any “Clean-Up Day” events that help to beautify communities. The maximum amount of funding available is $2,000 and must be matched by the village, city or township.

Waste Reduction Recycling Grant – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department has funding available for businesses, schools, school districts, libraries, and non-profit organizations that wish to improve their recycling and waste reduction efforts.

These efforts include:

  • Eliminating waste at its source
  • Purchasing recycling equipment
  • Buying recycling and waste containers
  • Education programs that promote waste reduction efforts
  • Any other projects that reduce waste and increase recycling

Total funds available are $6,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis in amounts ranging from $100 – $2,000. More information on the application process and criteria for both grants can be found here.

Application Open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Community Recycling Initiatives

Where: New Zealand

Funds Available: $163,000 (USD)

Date to Apply: 5pm on Friday 27th of February 2015

The Coca-Cola Foundation is providing funds to go towards community recycling initiatives in New Zealand. Eligible parties include schools, councils and community groups.

Funding per project ranges between $3,000 and $15,000 with the hope that programs will encourage innovative recycling methods that motivate people to recycle more and maintain sustainable communities.

More information can be found at the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Website.

Amcor Joins Recycling Investment Efforts in Recycling Partnership Grants

Amcor, a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food, beverage, and healthcare industries, has joined Coca-Cola, Alcoa and other industry leaders in providing funding to residential recycling programs in an effort to increase recycling rates across the United States.

Three cities have been initially chosen to launch the project – Columbia, SC., Richmond, VA., Florence, AL., and a fourth city will be picked later this year.

Industry leaders hope that their investments in the sustainability efforts in these cities will spur other corporate entities to open their wallets and invest in residential recycling all over the United States.

These municipalities will receive financial and technical assistance that will target four key areas:

  • Access to Recycling – ensuring municipal households receive large recycling carts with wheels.
  • Champion Building – strengthening support from local and state government officials.
  • Regional Coordination – forming plans throughout the entire recycling value chain ensuring best management practices for municipal recycling.
  • Education and Outreach – growing recycling participation and reducing contamination in the recycling stream.

Cities receiving these Recycling Partnership grants are projected to increase recycled material recovery by more than 200 percent!

Vermont Awards Grant Money for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Projects

The Vermont Public Service Department has awarded two Vermont-based companies with Clean Energy Development Fund grants to show the benefits of the Anaerobic Digestion of food scraps.

Casella Resource Solutions and Grow Compost plan to use the grant money in the gathering and processing of food scraps from businesses and institutions and bring them to farm-based anaerobic digesters where the scraps will then be converted into heat and power.

The Public Service Department hopes that these grants will provide viable green energy solutions for the state as well as more on-farm food scrap recycling.

Utah’s Clean Fuels Grant and Loan Program Grants

A total of $700,000 in grants and low-interest loans have been awarded to 9 entities including business, governments and universities in order to increase the volume of alternative fuel options in the state of Utah.

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality wishes for governments, businesses and schools to awarded with these grants and loans to be used towards the purchase of electric and natural gas vehicles and expand natural gas and electric charging stations.

Here’s to a greener Utah!