Created on Thursday, 15 May 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Logan County Solid Waste Management District has received two grants totaling $155,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to assist with its recycling efforts, including litter prevention and tire cleanup.
A $5,000 grant will help pay for litter collection events, including opportunities for local residents to dispose of scrap tires free of charge.
“Litter remains a significant and costly problem for communities and businesses,” said Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler, in a release. “Awarding these grants demonstrates our commitment to help local communities clean up and beautify public spaces.”
The Litter Cleanup and Tire Amnesty Grant program requires a 10 percent match and is available to local governments, park or health districts, state colleges or universities, solid waste authorities or Keep America Beautiful communities.
The solid waste district was also approved for a $150,000 allocation as part of a broader grant allocation totaling more than $1.5 million in funds to solid waste districts across Ohio.
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