IDEM awards $1.4 million for recycling expansion projects

December 19, 2019

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has awarded recycling expansion grants totaling approximately $1.4 million to 12 organizations, cities and waste management districts. The grants are part of IDEM’s Recycling Market Development Program.

"We are happy to award grant funding to communities across the state to help expand their recycling programs," said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott in press release. "The efforts made by these organizations will help Indiana get closer to our statewide recycling goal of 50%."

The grants will go to fund things like recycling bins and transportation vehicles, glass pulverizing machines, paper shredders and cardboard compressors, recycling pickup and improved recycling facilities.

Grant recipients are the City of West Lafayette; CW Recycling, LLC in Marion County; Dubois County Solid Waste Management District; Growing Green, Inc. in Morgan County; Martin County Solid Waste District; Munster High School in Lake County; O’Bryan Barrel Company in Vanderburgh County; Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. in Porter County; Posey County Solid Waste Management District; Rumpke of Indiana, Inc. in Jackson County; Smith Creek in Floyd County and Warren County Solid Waste District.

IDEM awards $1.4 million for recycling expansion projects