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2018 Recycling Container Grants

Grants to Cuyahoga County, Ohio Nonprofits and
Schools to Promote Recycling and Composting

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Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Cuyahoga County, Ohio nonprofit organizations and schools to expand or establish composting and recycling programs for the purpose of reducing waste on site. Funding may be requested to purchase containers or equipment, as well as associated signage.

Container grants may be used to purchase the following:
-Recycling containers, equipment and supplies including bins, can crushers, carts or dollies
-Composting containers, equipment and supplies including compost bins, storage containers, tools, compostable liners for bins or storage containers
-Liners for bins – only one starter box allowed.
-Signage (Posters and Stickers) – Must be approved by Solid Waste District if designed in house, can be purchased from, or utilize a template produced by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Signs or stickers should be placed on bins and/or directly above bins. No more than 15% of grant dollars awarded to be spent on signage.

District staff will review and score each application according to the following criteria. The District will recommend grants based on the highest scoring applications.
-Degree to which the application describes the grant project, the proposed recycling program and the materials to be purchased. Well organized, well thought out recycling projects will receive the highest consideration.
-Degree to which the project is sustainable. Applications must demonstrate how the recycling program will be implemented, promoted and maintained. Projects that
demonstrate the program longevity will receive the highest consideration.
-Degree to which the project has educational impact. Applications must indicate how the organization will promote recycling and how users will be involved with the recycling program. Projects that increase a user’s understanding of and participation in recycling and/or composting will receive the highest consideration.
-Degree to which the project will result in significant waste reduction and the degree to which progress will be measured and tracked. Applications must indicate the organization’s goals of waste reduction and how progress will be measured. Projects that reduce the waste stream by 30% or more will receive the highest consideration.
-Degree to which the organization justifies the need for funding and the degree to which costs are reasonable and justified.

Organizations that receive a grant (Grantees) must send a representative to attend a recycling program training given by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District. Grantees are encouraged to attend prior to implementing the grant project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176958

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Term of Contract:

Grant projects must be initiated within two months of the award or the grant will be rescinded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any nonprofit organization or school located within Cuyahoga County is eligible to apply for a grant. Eligible schools must be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.

Previous grantees may only apply for a new grant if they are proposing to expand a recycling program and to collect additional types of materials for recycling.

Unallowable Expenditures:
-Any expenditure for containers not exclusively devoted to recycling and/or composting. No trash containers including side cars.
-Recycling stations that include a trash receptacle.
-Any expenditure made prior to the effective start date of the grant.
-Any expenditure for containers, equipment or supplies that will not be used on the organization’s property.

Pre-Application Information:

Your application must be received no later than 4:30 PM on February 1, 2018.

-February 1, 2018: Application deadline
-March 1, 2018: Grant awards announced and grant award letters e-mailed
-March 13, 2018: Grant training at Solid Waste District
-October 1, 2018: Deadline to complete Reimbursement Report and submit Grant Summary

This is a “reimbursement” grant. Grantees will be required to keep records of all grant expenditures including purchase orders, invoices and receipts to account for the use of all grant funds.

For school recycling information and tips on how to implement grants, see Recycling In Schools:

For more information about purchasing recycling bins, please see the list of Resources for Recycling Containers:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Kathleen Rocco, Education Specialist
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
4750 East 131 Street
Garfield Heights, OH 44105
(216) 443-3731


Doreen Schreiber, Business Recycling Specialist

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
4750 East 131 Street
Garfield Heights, OH 44105
(216) 443-3732

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Cuyahoga County