FOR A GREENER TOMORROW.
Community Grant Funding Available
New for 2020
We are now accepting applications to support recycling and litter prevention programs through Go Green Community Grants. These grants are offered to local government (townships, cities, villages, counties), schools, and nonprofit organizations to initiate or expand recycling, to purchase recycling or waste containers, to purchase items made from recycled content materials, to perform cleanup activities, or to conduct an approved demonstration project.
How much funding can applicants receive?
Applicants can receive up to $2,500 for their project.
How much funding do applicants have to contribute?
The Go Green Community Grant has NO match requirement.
Examples of potential projects (not all-inclusive):
- Trash disposal costs for illegal dumpsite cleanup
- Educational materials/signage to increase and improve recycling
- Trash disposal costs for community cleanups
- Recycling containers for city hall, township buildings, parks, etc.
- Litter cleanup supplies – litter grabbers, vests, etc.
- Permanent recycling containers for outdoor community events, fairs, public spaces
- Electronic disposal costs for community collection
- Transportation costs for curbside electronic collection, bringing collected items to Enterprise Drive for disposal
- Supplies to start a school compost program
- School-generated recycling and/or litter prevention projects in which learners engage in hands-on activities and become actively involved in recycling and/or sustainability projects.
- Field trips/school educational assemblies - i.e. field trip to landfill, field trip to materials recovery facility (recycling processing center), guest speaker for school assembly
- School professional development - cost to train teachers in various recycling/litter prevention programs or to conduct other related education workshops or in-services.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee who will make award recommendations to the Board of Directors. Applications must be received via email or mail to the District office by August 3, 2020.
Drop-off Improvement Grant (DIG)
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District offers over 40 locations for residents to bring their bottles and cans, etc. for recycling. The District partners with local governments, schools, and other entities to provide that service to the community. We know maintaining a recycling drop-off location can be challenging, and we want to help.
For the first time in 2020, the District offered grant funding to any entity that hosted a drop-off recycling area serviced by the District, to help them purchase new concrete, signage, lighting, security upgrades., etc. Four communities applied and were awarded over $35,000 in funding.
Congratulations to the following communities!
Hubbard Township - New concrete pad for their recycling site at 2600 Elmwood Dr.
Johnston Township - New concrete pad, lighting and security cameras for their recycling site at 4424 Greenville Rd. NE.
Newbury Township - New concrete pad and signage for their recyclign site at 11008 Kinsman Rd.
Warren Township - New lighting, fencing, and security cameras to allow them to reopen the recycling site at 4651 W. Market St.
Royal Oak Recycling has teamed up with the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District to offer a FREE PAPER RECYCLING PROGRAM for schools! Royal Oak Recycling will provide a free 7'x7' recycling bin to be placed in the school parking lot where Royal Oak trucks will service the bin on a regular schedule. Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District will provide free recycling containers for classrooms, making it easy for students and faculty to recycle. This program is designed to teach environmental stewardship, reduce waste disposal costs as well as raise funds for your organization!
What materials are accepted?
- Office and school papers
- Fax and copy paper
- Colored paper
- Shredded paper
- Junk mail
- Phone books
Why is it important to recycle at school?
For more information about this FREE service or if you would like to get started, contact:
Catherine Kuzio, Operational/Administrative Support
Royal Oak Recycling
Office: (216) 325-1500
Cell: (216) 970-9890
For more information about the FREE classroom recycling bins offered by the District, please contact:
Jennifer Jones, Director
Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District
Office: (330) 675-7967
This program is offered on a continuing basis throughout the year, as funding permits. Please contact us to get started!
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