Crain News Service report
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 7, 2013) —- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding a total of $527,670 to 45 communities across the state to help clean up litter and collect unused tires.
According to an EPA news release, the local governments that receive the Litter Collection and Prevention grants will use the funding for litter collection events, community awareness programming or opportunities for residents to properly dispose of scrap tires.
Funding comes from the tipping fees collected at construction and demolition debris landfills, the report said.
The next community recycling grant application opportunity opens Oct. 1 and ends February 2014.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.