FY 2012 Solid Waste Management Grant Recipients

Alaska Forum, Inc. (AK) $80,788

Alaska Forum, Inc. will offer four training courses consisting of Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) trainings and certifications and Solid Waste Administration training for rural communities in Alaska.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (ME) $114,093

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments will reduce the amount and toxicity of waste going to incinerators and landfills through: 1) training of both municipal officials and facility operators; 2) direct technical assistance to towns/associations; and 3) development and coordination of cooperative programs.

Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District (OH) $45,234

Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District will provide recycling drop-off services, encourage and increase the proper management of televisions, electronics, mattresses, and furniture and increase awareness about current and future recycling programs.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (WA) $89,685

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will provide an education project to reduce the Reservation’s solid waste stream and improve the management of solid waste sites.

Cooperativa de Servicios Profesionales (PR) $95,798

Cooperativa de Servicios Profesionales will provide technical assistance and training to enhance operator skills in the operation of the landfill of the Municipality of Culebra and provide technical assistance and training to rural communities in this municipality to reduce the solid waste stream.

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Foundation, Inc. (KY) $95,798

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE Foundation, Inc. will provide free, hands-on technical training and assistance to local officials, operators, and utilities personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas.

Hancock County Planning Commission (ME) $39,106

Hancock County Planning Commission will assist towns in finding new methods of organic matter composting, facilitate household hazardous waste and universal waste management and improve construction and demolition debris management.

Highfields Institute, Ltd. (VT) $160,966

Highfields Institute will provide waste operators and managers at all levels of the organic waste cycle the skill, knowledge and tools to divert all of their organic waste from the landfill to the food system.

Indiana Community Action Association, Inc. (IN) $55,783

Indiana Community Action Association, Inc will provide no-cost technical assistance and training to low-to-moderate income rural communities and Solid Waste Districts throughout the State of Indiana.

Kendall County Health Department (IL) $15,094

Kendall County Health Department will educated the county’s rural community on an impending law concerning disposal of electronic waste and the environmentally sound options and methods for disposal of such waste.

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (ME) $76,798

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) $109,098

Land of Sky Regional Council will provide innovative hands-on technical assistance and waste reduction consultation services to solid waste managers in government and business that will advance waste reduction practices and program efficiencies in rural Western North Carolina communities.

Lewis and Clark County (MT) $75,523

Lewis and Clark County will expand the Don’t Waste Montana program by including neighboring counties of Broadwater and Jefferson and expand topics covered to include composting, construction and demolition debris, ammunition, electronic waste, older appliances, and scrap metals.

Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District (OH) $27,650

Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District will provide a comprehensive education and awareness program that will integrate the concepts of pollution prevention and solid waste reduction into the daily activities of the rural population.

Midcoast Council of Governments (ME) $57,684

Midcoast Council of Governments will assist communities in its region to address solid waste management issues including: 1) the pending closure of regional construction debris landfills; 2) the current system of transporting solid waste; and 3) existing low yielding recycling programs and no recycling programs.

Missaukee Conservation District (MI) $73,316

Missaukee Conservation District will provide communities with a Household Hazardous Waste, electronic waste and tire collection; conduct Christmas tree recycling collection; and educate the communities about benefits of solid waste stream reduction and how to prepare product for recycling.

National Indian Justice Center (CA) $114,941

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 in the continental U.S. to help them safely deal with and reduce the volume of illegally dumped solid waste on tribal lands.

North Country Council, Inc (NH) $94,696

North Country Council will work with community leaders, waste management personnel and volunteers to increase the amount of household hazardous waste collected and removed from the waste streams and work with area hospitals to establish an unwanted medicine waste program.

North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (ND) $201,518

North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association will assist North Dakota rural communities in training for management of increased inert and industrial waste as well as education for recycling opportunities.

Northeast Recycling Council Inc. (VT) $56,074

Northeast Recycling Council Inc. will develop and disseminate educational resources and provide technical assistance and training to rural and small communities in order to implement best practices for organics and disaster debris management.

Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (MA) $91,048

Northeast Waste Management Officials Association proposes to conduct training and provide technical assistance to help rural communities in the Northeast implement sustainable systems for reducing and recycling waste paint.

Northern Maine Development Commission (ME) $40,327

Northern Maine Development Commission will: 1) conduct the necessary analysis to develop a #4 Low-Density Polyethylene Plastics study; 2) organize and advertise a regional household hazardous waste collection event; and 3) provide free waste management and training opportunities to communities, business, and schools to promote recycling in order to reduce the waste stream.

Oklahoma State University (OK) $82,160

Oklahoma State University will work with local, state and tribal rural programs by providing technical assistance, training, and education concerning their waste management needs.

Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. (MA) $100,467

Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. will increase knowledge and use of industry-run collection and recycling programs for end-of-life products that contain hazardous materials or components.

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (CA/County of HI) $45,763

Rural Community Assistance Corporation will: 1) complete and adopt new rules governing solid waste management; 2) develop best practices to implement the new rules; 3) train solid waste facility attendants; and 4) provide support to the attendants as they adapt to the new rules.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership Solutions Inc. (MA/NH) $114,553

Rural Community Assistance Partnership Solutions Inc. will provide community outreach, education, training and technical assistance to small, rural low-to-moderate income communities in New Hampshire to implement regionalized solid waste reduction policies and programs to reduce their municipal solid waste stream.

Regents of the University of Minnesota (MN) $95,366

Regents of the University of Minnesota will coordinate solid waste reduction and diversion educational efforts for and with counties located in the northern and western portions of Minnesota.

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (VA) $143,298

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. will expand upon their existing solid waste management educational and community development programming to implement the Southeast RCAP SMART (Skills, Maintenance, and Assistance to Reduce Threats to water resources) Solid Waste Program.

Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK) $204,270

Tanana Chiefs Conference will: 1) provide comprehensive technical assistance to village councils, utility managers, and solid waste operators; 2) develop and implement a refrigerant recovery program; 3) provide a solid waste management training class to enhance solid waste utility staff knowledge and skills; 4) provide on-site solid waste training to students attending rural Alaskan schools; and 5) maintain current environmental assessments of solid wastes sites.

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (NH) $184,747

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will provide education, technical assistance and training to help communities reduce hazardous waste and the contamination of our drinking waters.

White Mountain Apache Tribe (AZ) $121,038

White Mountain Apache Tribe will: develop a ground-water monitoring program for the Tribal landfill; develop closure/post-closure plans for the landfill; develop a methane monitoring program; conduct public outreach and recycling awareness to schools; expand recycling efforts; and provide solid waste technical and training meetings.

White River Planning and Development District, Inc (AR) $67,298

White River Planning and Development District, Inc will provide technical assistance and training to existing District facilities and communities to help meet State-wide Solid Waste Management plan goals.

Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (AK) $190,798

Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will provide job training, continue to increase the amount of communities involved, and ensure the recycling and re-utilization of up to 2 million pounds of solid and hazardous waste while expanding the amount of hazardous materials to be recycled and backhauled.

Zender Environmental Health and Research Group (AK) $239,224

Zender Environmental Health and Research Group will provide trainings in Integrated Solid Waste Management Planning, Sustainable Solid Waste Management, and Rural Alaska Landfill Operator trainings to Alaska rural and remote non-hub communities.