Grants

Yard Trimmings Infrastructure Grant

What is the Yard Trimmings Infrastructure Grant?
This grant program helps fund yard trimmings waste reduction and recycling programs that significantly reduce waste in Hamilton County, Ohio. The grant focuses on improving infrastructure for community yard trimmings programs and communicating with residents about existing yard trimmings diversion opportunities.
Who can apply?
Cities, villages, and townships within District boundaries are eligible to apply.
How to apply?
Follow the directions in the 2020 Yard Trimmings Infrastructure Grant  packet. 
Need help or have questions?
Contact Michelle Balz  at 513-946-7789.
Learn more at our webinar on September 20 at 10 a.m. Register here.


Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Waste Reduction Innovation Grant

What is the Waste Reduction Innovation Grant?

This grant program helps fund innovative waste reduction, reuse, food rescue, composting, and recycling programs that significantly reduce waste in Hamilton County, Ohio. Proposals will be considered for funding as they are received. Approved proposals will be funded on a first come, first served basis. The District will accept applications starting June 5, 2019. Grant proposals will not be considered for funding after November 1, 2019 or once funding runs out, whichever happens first. Applicants may request a maximum of $10,000 in grant funds. 

Who can apply?
Communities, schools, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses. 

How to apply?
Follow the directions in the 2019 Waste Reduction Innovation Grant packet. 

Need help or have questions?

Contact Cher Mohring at 513-946-7737.

Ohio EPA Market Development Grant

What is the Market Development Grant?
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) awards grants to develop Ohio markets for recyclables and scrap tires. Grants are awarded to establish or expand the use of recycled-content materials by private manufacturers and to foster market development.

Who can apply?
Private sector businesses and non-profit organizations located and registered to conduct business in Ohio.

What types of projects are eligible?
The Market Development Grant provides financial assistance to recycled material processors and product manufacturers operating in Ohio. Funding is available to purchase equipment that will strengthen markets for recyclable materials. Eligible projects include proposals focusing on the following material markets:

  • Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD)
  • Glass
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
  • Organics
  • Scrap Tires
How to apply:

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is an approved sponsoring agency for this program. For more information on how to apply for the grant, contact the District at 513-946-7736, email Jenny Lohmann or visit Ohio EPA’s Market Development Grant website.


Smart Kitchen Initiative

The initiative offers assistance to reduce pre-consumer food waste at mid- to high-volume food service operators in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Franklin counties in Indiana. See details here.