FY 2010 Solid Waste Management Grant Recipients
Alaska Forum (AK) $133,196
Alaska Forum Inc will offer five training courses consisting of four Rural Alaska Landfill Operator training and certification and one Solid Waste Administration training for rural communities in Alaska.
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (ME) $108,531
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments will provide a wide range of technical assistance to towns and solid waste associations with the purpose of improving efficiencies, reducing costs, protecting the environment and public health, and ensuring adequate facilities to handle a growing solid waste stream.
AZ Board of Regents dba Northern AZ University (AZ) $205,522
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern AZ University will increase the technical capacity of tribal communities throughout the United States by providing training and technical assistance to address solid waste management issues that can impact the environment and public health.
Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District (OH) $37,752
Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District will increase the recycling rate in the three counties by increasing awareness about current and future recycling programs.
Center for Ecological Technology (MA) $96,916
Center for Ecological Technology will assist municipalities, businesses and schools to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions through education, waste prevention, and waste minimization, composting, and recycling.
County of Boulder (CO) $42,173
County of Boulder will provide technical assistance and education to the foothills communities to help them implement new policies to encourage ero wasteand better control their solid waste streams.
Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability (CO) $66,550
Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability will develop a Waste Diversion Implementation Plant and provide hands-on technical assistance and education to address obstacles and gaps in its current solid waste management system.
Hancock County Planning Commission (ME) $41,443
Hancock County Planning Commission will help towns manage their solid waste transfer stations to increase recycling and to create incentives for recycling.
Jackson State University (MS) $64,866
Jackson State University will conduct education and training workshops concerning waste reduction and recycling for local government officials in rural Mississippi.
Kansas State University (KS) $89,759
Kansas State University will provide source-reduction technical assistance and training to industries, businesses, and small towns located in southeast Kansas.
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (ME) $79,119
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments will offer public education, municipal training, and environmentally sound disposal opportunities to small towns in Maine.
Land of Sky Regional Council (NC) $103,608
Land of Sky Regional Council will continue to promote Best Management Practices in the residential, commercial/industrial and institutional sectors helping rural communities in Western North Carolina to meet their waste diversion and recycling goals.
Lewis and Clark County (MT) $56,514
Lewis and Clark County will educate East Helena, Lincoln, and Augusta residents about the materials they can recycle, recycling locations, how commodities should be prepared for recycling, and the benefits of recycling.
Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District (OH) $28,257
Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District will provide education to rural residents about the importance of reducing the waste stream through efficient solid waste management practices.
Missaukee Conservation District (MI) $87,197
Missaukee Conservation District will help reduce the solid waste steam by encouraging Missaukee County land users to recycle.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MO) $216,133
Missouri Department of Natural Resources will assess the condition of closed rural landfills and provide technical assistance and educational materials to those responsible for maintaining and managing the landfills.
National Indian Justice Center (CA) $116,842
National Indian Justice Center will provide hands-on training and ongoing professional development education to tribal solid waste management personnel in rural Native American tribes nationwide to reduce illegal dumping and encourage proper waste disposal practices.
Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NH) $69,229
Northeast Resource Recovery Association will provide critical and effective solid and hazardous waste reduction training and technical assistance training in both school and municipalities with recycling education training to rural Vermont and New Hampshire.
Oklahoma State University (OK) $77,824
Oklahoma State University will continue and expand work with local, state, and tribal rural programs to educate and assist communities with technical solid waste management and education for their waste management needs.
Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission (MO) $47,095
Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission will provide a training program to local units of government, local businesses and school districts in Duniphan and Piedmont, Missouri regarding paper recycling.
Product Stewardship Institute Inc (MA) $87,895
Product Stewardship Institute Inc will reduce the impact of consumer products on water resources in rural areas of Iowa and Illinois by promoting and using existing low-cost product stewardship programs.
RCAP Solutions Inc (MA) $160,899
RCAP Solutions Inc will provide community outreach, education, training and technical assistance to small, rural, low to moderate income communities in New Hampshire in order to reduce their municipal solid waste stream.
Region VIII Solid Waste Authority (WV) $41,994
Region VIII Solid Waste Authority proposed project is to assist local government officials in the region in developing better strategies for managing municipal solid waste in an effective and environmentally responsible manner.
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc (AK) $141,025
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc provide training and technical assistance to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of waste disposal systems and help communities reduce the solid waste stream in rural Alaskan communities.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) (CA/HI) $48,601
Rural Community Assistance Corporation will provide training and mentoring to transfer station attendants.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) (CA/NM) $64,114
Rural Community Assistance Corporation will help Taos County and local communities to identify and evaluate solutions to their illegal dumping problems.
Syracuse University (NY) $182,486
Syracuse University will provide assistance to rural communities through the following services: 1) Training sessions for rural government officials on eyond Wasteconcepts, potential methods for reducing municipal waste streams, and benefits of waste reduction policies; 2) Web-based training for rural solid waste management technicians; 3) Virtual materials marketplace; and 4) Rural community outreach and education for individual citizens.
Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK) $84,771
Tanana Chiefs will provide hands and offsite technical assistance to village councils, utility managers, and solid waste operators concerning solid waste management solutions. They will also continue the school education program and evaluate school solid waste curriculum.
Tooele County (UT) $93,370
Tooele County will provide training, public education, tribal education, recycling outreach program, public clean-up, illegal dump clean-up, and planning.
Tompkins County (NY) $33,596
Tompkins County Division of Solid Waste Management will create a program that provides direct technical assistance and training for recycling, composting, and other waste reduction efforts at rural mobile home parks and apartment complexes.
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (VT) $157,751
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College will evaluate landfill runoff, leachate, surface and ground water and soil quality and to identify biological indicator in order to assist landfill operators and regulatory agencies with evaluating potential environmental and health risks from closed landfill sites.
Upper Valley Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (NH) $104,550
Upper Valley Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will provide technical assistance, education, and outreach as a continuation of current and past efforts to move Sullivan County towns toward sustainable regional solid waste management.
Washington County Council of Governments (ME) $42,385
Washington County Council of Governments will assist the rural municipalities of Washington County to reduce the generation of municipal solid waste and divert disposal of potentially toxic components from the waste stream or environment.
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (AK) $169,541
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will provide intensive training to Tribal Solid Waste Managers and YRITWC staff in Hazardous Materials Handling, Emergency Spill Response, and other relevant skill development.
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group (AK) $223,816
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group will provide planning training using the extremely successful and popular Alaska Solid Waste Planning Template course with follow-up technical assistance.