Residential Recycling Incentive (RRI)

Local governments in Hamilton County fill out an annual application to report tons recycled, composted, and landfilled to the previous year. Communities receive funds to spend on waste reduction related projects based on their diversion rate and the tons recycled. For more information email Michelle Balz.

2020 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Waste Reduction Innovation Grant

This grant program helps communities, schools, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses implement 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 proposals until October 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. or until funding runs out, whichever happens first. Applicants are required to provide minimum 25% matching funds and may request a maximum of $10,000 in grant funds. 

How to apply:

Follow the directions in the 2020 Waste Reduction Innovation Grant packet.

For more information:

Check out the informational webinar recording or contact Cher Mohring at 513-946-7737.

Greater Cincinnati Smart Kitchen Initiative

The initiative offers assistance to reduce pre-consumer food waste and/or prepared foods from mid- to high-volume food service operators in Hamilton County. See details here.

Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Opportunities:

Community and Litter Grant
Local governments can receive funding to purchase equipment for the collection and processing or recyclables and construction and demolition debris. Communities and non-profit organizations can also receive funding to implement litter collection events, outreach, and education as well as tire amnesty programs (tire amnesty programs require a minimum $0.50/tire collection fee). Grantees have 12 months to complete the project.

Academic Institution Grant
Public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities may receive funding for recycling efforts as well as outreach and education, recycling equipment and conference sponsorships. Grantees have 12 months to 
complete the project. 

Want more information about these grants? Check out this recorded webinar.

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is an approved sponsoring agency for these grants. The grant cycle is now closed. Check back in the fall when the new grant cycle opens.