Grant Funding Available for Community Recycling Projects

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced today the availability of grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection and disposal from the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. 

“IDEM is pleased to offer grants to communities and organizations that will increase overall recycling in Indiana while helping to protect the environment,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott.

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana are eligible to submit applications for a Community Recycling Grant under $50,000. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST.

Grants are funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction, and HHW and organics management (including yard waste management and composting). Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective programs. Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, an increase in waste diversion as a result of the project, and show the sustainability of the project. 

Final funding determinations will be made in February 2020. 

To apply, please visit IDEM’s website at For additional information, contact 800-988-7901 or