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In keeping with SWACO’s mission to improve the solid waste stream through effective reduction, recycling and safe disposal, SWACO has awarded $178,091.74 in competitive grant funding to fourteen community projects. The 2019 Community Waste Reduction Grant program represents an increase of an additional three grant recipients and totals nearly $45,000 in additional funding over last year’s program award.
“The Community Waste Reduction Grant program supports unique and innovative projects throughout Franklin County to help our partners advance their sustainability goals and reduce the community’s reliance on Franklin County’s Sanitary Landfill,” said Ty Marsh, SWACO’s Executive Director.
The following is a list of 2019 Community Waste Reduction Grant recipients:
Waste Reduction and/or Reuse Projects
Food Waste Reduction and Composting Projects
Grant projects must be completed on or before December 31, 2019.
Schools, non-profits and community and governmental partners interested in applying for a 2020 Community Waste Reduction Grant are invited to apply in July 2019. For more information, click here.
In 2018, SWACO awarded grants to eleven projects. Check out these videos that highlight four innovative projects from the 2018 grant cycle:
Hilliard City SchoolsFranklinton FarmsOtterbein University Franklinton CycleWorks