Community Grant Funding Available

The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District wants to promote environmentally-friendly waste management practices throughout Geauga and Trumbull Counties. One of the best ways to do that is to offer financial assistance to local governments, schools, non-profits and other entities to start new recycling and waste reduction programs, improve existing programs, and educate the public. We want to collaborate with you to make these types of projects a reality!

Community Grant Workshop
We held a workshop on February 10, 2022 to better explain the grants we offer. Information on what types of projects are eligible, how to apply, how to complete your project, and how to be reimbursed were explained in detail. Click below to watch the video of each workshop session, or to view the PowerPoint slides.

Drop-off Improvement and Go Green Grant Session video
Drop-off Improvement and Go Green Grant Session slides

Scrap Tire Grant Session video
Scrap Tire Grant Session slides
Scrap Tire Grant
Scrap Tire Grant
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District is authorized to award funding to cities, villages, and townships to implement localized scrap tire collection programs within the District. The purpose of the Scrap Tire Grant program is to financially assist all of the fifty-six (56) political subdivisions within the District in establishing localized scrap tire collection programs. Grant funds shall be used to fund one or a combination of the following collection programs:
  • Collection drives held in conjunction with spring cleanups
  • Curbside collection drives
2022 Scrap Tire Grant applications are due March 11, 2022. The Board of Directors increased the budget for the Scrap Tire Grant program to $150,000 for 2022. Community funding amounts are fixed by the District and based on population percentages, historical need, and other factors. All communities that submit grant applications by the deadline will receive funding. This is a reimbursement grant. Local governments will expend their funds upfront and submit a reimbursement request to the District.
Go Green Community Grant
Go Green Community Grant
All Go Green Community Grant funding for 2022 has been awarded. 
24 communities were awarded over $77,000 for community projects!

Please check back in early 2023 for funding availability.

Go Green Community 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 $3,500 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 Trumbull or Geauga County Collection Facilities for proper 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.
Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District
Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District
5138 Enterprise Blvd. NW
Warren, Ohio 44481

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