Grants


The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District offers two competitive grant programs to assist communities, schools, and non-profits with developing and promoting recycling programs.

Community Recycling Awareness Grant (for municipalities, villages and townships)

The Community Recycling Awareness Grant was created by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to help local governments in Cuyahoga County promote recycling to residents. Communities may apply for up to $5,000 in funding.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2016

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District has been working with the Recycling Partnership and The Fairmount Group, a local marketing agency to develop a recycling education toolkit that will include materials and graphics for cities to use. These materials will be available in April and we encourage cities to use and incorporate the toolkit components as part of their 2016 grant projects. 
 
The District will host a meeting for all grant award winners in April to explain how to use the toolkit. If you plan to apply for a grant to produce a recycling brochure, magnet, fliers, calendar etc. please do so as you usually would, but know that we will have graphics and content for you to use instead of creating your own.
 
This is part of a county-wide recycling education campaign the District will be rolling out in 2016. Our goal is to create county-wide consistency in the recycling information that residents receive. There is a compelling need to reduce confusion around how to recycle properly and what to include and not include in the residential mixed recycling stream. Improving recycling quality and increasing participation will help sustain recycling in Cuyahoga County in the future.   
 
Applications for the 2016 Community Recycling Awareness Grant are due February 5. 
For more information about this grant program, email Diane Bickett.

2015 grant details
View the list of recipients for the 2015 Recycling Container Grant (download pdf)
Download the Recycling Container Grant summary and reimbursement report (download pdf)

Recycling Container Grant (for non-profits and schools)

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District offers grants to help non-profit organizations and schools in Cuyahoga County start, expand and improve recycling and composting programs by assisting with the purchase of recycling and composting containers. Eligible organizations may apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds.
 
Applications for the 2016 Recycling Container Grant are due February 5.

For school recycling information and tips on how to implement grants, visit Recycling In Schools.  
For more information about this grant program, email Kathleen Rocco or Doreen Schreiber.
 
Need to purchase recycling containers?  See our list of Resources for Recycling Containers.
 
2015 grant details
View the list of recipients for the 2015 Recycling Container Grant (download pdf)
Download the Recycling Container Grant summary and reimbursement report (download pdf)

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