Ohio Communities Receive $1 Million for Recycling

Community Development Grants from the Ohio DNR will assist in the development of recycling drop-offs and construction material recycling.


More than $1 million will be distributed between 23 Ohio communities to design and establish projects to collect or process recyclable materials. The money comes from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention.

“We are pleased to offer these grants to benefit local communities throughout Ohio,” says ODNR Director James Zehringer. “Recycling items such as glass, electronics, paper and more are important in keeping our state clean, and we want to be a part of the solution in partnership with local communities.”

The Community Development Grant program provides financial assistance based on the financial needs of the applicant, demonstration of positive economic and environment impact regionally or statewide and potential for the project to expand into a permanent service or program which does not need outside funding. Grant communities must commit local matching funds toward their project.

The ODNR Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention is responsible for implementing statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development and litter prevention programs.