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FY 2011 Solid Waste Management Grant Recipients

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, ME $88,000

The project will provide a wide range of technical assistance to towns and solid waste associations in the three-county region with the goal of reducing the amount of toxicity of waste going to incinerators and landfills.

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste, OH $29,600

The purpose of this project is to develop an appropriate and effective education and public outreach plan that includes improved recycling, waste disposal, and access for the rural communities.

Board of Regents, NHSE (Desert Research Institute), NV $143,300

The project will evaluate landfill conditions and potential impacts on water resources in rural Clark County, Nevada.

Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Joint Solid Waste Management District, OH $37,200

The project will help finance a recycling program that promotes individual responsibility in recycling and litter prevention. In addition to the education program, the grants funds would be used to help maintain recycling drop off sites.

Center for Ecological Technology, Inc., MA $78,400

The project will foster low-cost/no-cost methods to enable communities to make measurable progress towards pollution and waste reduction goals by providing technical assistance and training, outreach, educational workshops, presentations, distribution of print materials, and promotion via media and social networking tools.

City of Dickinson, ND $20,600

The project will develop and implement a public training campaign to ensure proper use and acceptance for the program. It will also extend technical assistance to 23 area communities whose municipal solid waste is disposed in the Dickinson landfill.

Clemson University, SC $97,600

The project is to reduce ground water hazards in low income rural South Carolina through increased recycling and landfill gas use.

Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, MA $25,100

The project will establish recycle and reuse programs to reduce solid waste and contribute to the economic and sustainable redevelopment of a former military base. The project will provide technical assistance, including waste audits, waste reduction planning, program implementation, and training.

Kansas State University, KS $63,500

The project will provide waste and water source-reduction technical assistance to industries, businesses, and communities in rural areas. This hands-on assistance will focus on reducing generation of solid and water waste at the source.

Keep Putnam Beautiful, FL $25,800

The project will focus on three areas: litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, and beautification of public places.

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, ME $68,200

The project will offer public education, municipal training, and environmentally sound disposal opportunities to small towns in Maine.

Land of Sky Regional Council, NC $96,300

The project 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.

Mahoning County SWMD, OH $25,100

The project will provide education to residents in low-income, sparsely populated rural communities to enlighten residents about the importance of reducing the waste stream through efficient solid waste management practices.

Mercer County of, PA $38,200

The project will develop and implement the county’s Municipal SWM Plan and the programs and services described therein. The proposed project will also provide technical support for residents, municipalities, businesses and organizations through public education and awareness programs.

Mid-Coast Council of Governments, ME $47,900

The project will assist eleven communities with the following solid waste management issues: 1) the pending closure of a regional landfill used by several communities; 2) the current system of solid waste management where each community independently manages its solid waste, resulting in higher costs, less efficiency and fewer options due to lack of research; and 3) recycling programs that have yielded low recycling rates from residential users and has no outreach to area businesses or institutions.

Missaukee Conservation District, MI $81,100

The project will enable communities to properly dispose of unwanted and unused Household Hazardous Waste, tires and electronic waste. Also, Christmas tree recycling utilizing chipping operation will take place. This project will also educate the public about the benefits of recycling, how to prepare products for recycling, the benefits of utilizing reuse location and reducing the solid waste stream.

Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority, WV $144,600

The project will implement a program, Project A.L.E.R.T. (Assistance in Lowering Environmental Rural Toxins), that is designed to provide comprehensive education and proper disposal for common residential environmental toxins and prescription medications. This proposed program will educate the region’s residents on the potentially harmful effects that various household wastes can have on the immediate environment and water resources, as well as providing information on how to properly dispose of these materials.

National Indian Justice Center, CA $122,500

NIJC will provide hands-on training and ongoing professional development to tribal SWM personnel in the more than 150 rural Native American tribes in CA, NV, and AZ to help them safely deal with and reduce the volume of illegally dumped solid waste on tribal lands.

NE Resource Recovery Association, NH $101,300

The project will: 1) verify and assess the current regulations and protocols in the state of New Hampshire concerning the collection and transportation of household hazardous waste; 2) research options for rural New Hampshire towns to cut Household Hazardous Waste collection and management costs and 3) develop a plan using the best researched options, to implement state-wide, regionalized, collaborative HHW collections to cut costs, increase percentages collected, and decrease exposure and other risks.

NH Dept. of Environmental Service, NH $50,100

The project is to reduce waste disposal in landfills and incinerators by providing technical assistance and training to rural town governing officials and solid waste facility operators in order to empower and motivate them to implement best management practices for SWM, including recycling and waste reduction strategies that provide cost savings and environmental benefits.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT $88,100

The project is to build SWM capacity by offering a minimum of four solid waste related training opportunities during the 12-month grant period, design and implement a recycling program at Tribal offices and one central recycling location on the Reservation, and reach members of the community through the development of a comprehensive website on solid waste/recycling, concentrated K-12 outreach and community meetings.

Northern ME Development Commission, ME $41,000

The project is to produce twenty-two updated landfill and transfer station Operation and Maintenance Manuals, train landfill and transfer station operators on the updates within the manuals, and provide waste management technical assistance training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream.

Northern Arizona University, AZ $157,718

Northern Arizona University in collaboration with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals will provide training to interested federally recognized tribes within the United States. Training will emphasize the importance of tribal environmental management. The training session will include topics such as hazardous materials awareness, developing effective strategies for source reduction activities, managing illegal dump sites, creating and enforcing solid waste codes, and managing tribal transfer stations. The entity will also assist tribes in the development and implementation of Integrated Solid Waste Management Plans.

Nye County, NV $48,000

The project is to facilitate a “Train the Trainer Program” in Nye County.  The program will be created to train and obtain certification for one or more employee(s) as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager or Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner.

Ottawa County Health Department, MI $8,200

The project is to fund an outreach and education program to increase county residents and small businesses knowledge, awareness, and therefore, participation in the SWM programs available to them through the OCHD’s resource recovery service centers. 

PA CleanWays dba Keep PA Beautiful, PA $87,100

The project is to conduct cleanups and offer technical assistance, promotional support, and educational outreach to grow rural participation in existing special collection events in target areas in 8 different counties across PA.

PA Environmental Council, PA $160,000

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is requesting funds to clean-up illegal dumpsites in rural communities located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The entity has set (40) sites as its target of program implementation. The second component of the request is providing education opportunities to more than 1,000 volunteers. The proposed site of clean-up will also be used as a vessel to educate volunteers.

Product Stewardship Institute, MA $88,200

Product Stewardship Institute will reduce the impact of consumer products on water resources in rural areas of MS, NC, SC, and TN by promoting and using existing low-cost product stewardship programs.

RCAC – Arizona, CA $39,300

RCAC will train landfill staff on safe equipment operation and create a financial plan and business plan that will guide the Tribe to build skills and capacity to address current and future solid waste challenges.

RCAC – Utah, CA $46,900

RCAC will provide technical assistance and training to the Ute Tribe to establish a permanent code enforcement officer position on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

RCAP Solutions, MA $116,600

The project will provide community outreach, education, training and technical assistance to small, and rural low-to-moderate income communities in order to help them reduce their municipal solid waste stream.

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, AK $119,300

The project will 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 20 rural Alaskan communities to be determined.

Sedona Recycles, Inc., AZ $29,100

The project aims to educate the residents of six underserved rural communities in the Verde Valley of Northern Arizona on the topics of recycling, safe disposal, and waste reduction for the purpose of reducing the amount of material in the landfills, illegally dumped or otherwise disposed of improperly.

Seldovia Village Tribe, AK $100,600

The project has two goals: 1) to determine threats to water resources posed by the unmanaged Jakolof dumpsite/landfill; and 2) increase public awareness of and SVT’s capacity to address, risks posed to human health and the environment by this dumpsite and other unmanaged dumpsites. The specific objectives are: 1) characterization and evaluation of the Jakolof dumpsite, 2) water quality data above and below the Jakolof dumpsite, 3) training of SVT’s environmental staff, 4) public meetings to increase community awareness of disposal wastes and their effects on the environment and human health and 5) gather historical data and mapping of unmanaged dumpsites in Seldovia Village for future clean-up efforts.

Sustainable Living Center, WA $52,800

The services under this grant are twofold: a remedial investigation plan for a groundwater issue at the Sudbury Road landfill and reducing unnecessary construction waste at both the Sudbury and Humbert landfills.

Syracuse University, NY $296,000

The project is to train local leaders and community leaders on better management practices; educate K-12 students and teachers about recycling; produce papers on SWM gaps; analyze the function and strength or networks; and provide 4 mini grants at $5,000 each.

Tanana Chiefs Conference, AK $206,700

The project will provide technical assistance to village councils, managers and operators, develop and implement K-12 SWM curriculum, provide SWM training classes to SW utility staff and maintain current environmental assessments.

Yukon River Inter Tribal Watershed Council, AK $145,000

The project will continue to provide job training, continued to increase the amount of communities involved and ensure the recycling and re-utilization of solid and hazardous waste.

Zender Environmental Health & Research, AK $219,100

The project will identify and address waste disposal problems and improving the operation and maintenance of existing waste disposal facilities.

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