Alaska (AK), $120,000
Alaska Forum will assist Alaska communities in reducing pollution of water resources in rural areas and improve planning and management of solid waste sites through a comprehensive solid waste training program.
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (ME), $106,000
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments will provide technical assistance to towns and solid waste associations to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, protect the environment and public health, and ensure adequate facilities to handle a growing solid waste stream.
Carroll Columbiana Harrison Joint SWM District (OH), $42,000
Carroll Columbiana Harrison Joint Solid Waste Management District will provide a drop-off recycling program to residents and increase the recycling rate by increasing awareness about recycling and waste reduction.
Center for Ecological Technology (MA), $90,000
Center for Ecological Technology will help rural communities reduce, reuse and recycle waste so they can achieve their goals in resource conservation, pollution prevention and climate change prevention.
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (WA), $68,000
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation will conduct a Solid Waste Efficiency Project to improve waste handling and collection methods and change waste disposal behaviors and practices.
County of Lawrence (PA), $45,000
Lawrence County Department of Recycling/Solid Waste will conduct a recycling public program targeting rural municipalities and continue to expand the solid waste and recycling technical assistance program, illegal dump clean-ups, special waste/recycling collections, and education programs.
Eagle County Government (CO), $100,000
Eagle County will research and plan activities to support the future development of a Ten Year Regional Waste Diversion Strategy for waste diversion and special waste management
Greater Upper Valley SWM District (VT), $40,000
Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District will provide proactive, hands-on technical assistance and education to town government, small businesses and residents in order to promote and develop systems for convenient and proper disposal of targeted problem wastes.
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (ME), $78,000
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments will provide public education, municipal training, and environmentally sound disposal opportunities to small towns in Maine.
Land of Sky Regional Council (NC), $110,000
Land of Sky Regional Council will provide hands-on technical assistance and waste reduction consultation services to solid waste managers in government and industry.
Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MO), $50,000
Meramec Regional Planning Commission will provide informational and educational materials, as well as activities such school field trips, special collections and community stewardship projects.
Missaukee Conservation District (MI), $100,000
Missaukee Conservation District will promote the Recycling Center operation; conduct Household Hazardous Waste, electronic waste and tire collections; and continue to educate the community about the availability and benefits of recycling.
Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority (WV), $180,000
Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority will use a multi-level strategic planning, education, and outreach approach to target solid waste officials, waster haulers, and event organizers and participants to decrease litter and tonnage sent to the landfill.
National Indian Justice Center (CA), $145,000
National Indian Justice Center will provide hands-on training and ongoing professional development education to tribal solid waste management personnel in the more than 150 rural Native American tribes in California, Nevada, and Arizona to help reduce the volume of illegally dumped solid waste and encourage proper waste disposal and reduction practices.
Nevada Rural Water Association (NV), $110,000
Nevada Rural Water Association will implement Solid Waste Management technical assistance program providing training, planning, public education and technical assistance that will reduce the solid waste stream, build local solid waste management capacities, and protect water resources in Nevada.
New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NM), $40,000
New Mexico Recycling Coalition will assist communities with developing a community Recycling Action plan; help start or expand recycling programs; develop a state "waste shed"overlay; and provide rural recycling training.
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc (VT), $50,000
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc will provide eight rural schools in four states with the information and training needed to implement programs that prevent water pollution and decrease the generation of solid waste.
Northern Arizona University (AZ), $210,000
Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will provide training and technical assistance to increase the development of solid waste management capacity for Native American tribal communities throughout Indian Country.
Nye County (NV), $88,000
Nye County will develop and implement a county-wide Solid Waste Minimization and Household Hazardous Waste Management Program to create awareness of appropriate management and disposal methods for all types of solid waste.
Oklahoma State University (OK), $78,000
Oklahoma State University will provide methods to educate the public on ways to reduce illegal dumping, improve their current recycling situation, reduce waste streams, and protect human health and the environment.
Ottumwa-Wapello County Solid Waste Commission (IA), $98,000
Ottumwa-Wapello County Solid Waste Commission will expand it Integrated Solid Waste Management education program, extend recycling programs to multi-family units and rural businesses, and improve its waste management operations.
PA Cleanways (PA), $190,000
PA Cleanways will conduct training and education events on how to assess and reduce the amount of solid waste discarded illegally in seven counties across Pennsylvania.
Pine Country Foundation (LA), $95,000
Pine Country Foundation will educate rural residents concerning reuse, recycling and water conservation; provide waste disposal facilities; and reduce the amount of solid household waste going to the landfills in North Louisiana.
Putnam County Solid Waste Management District (OH), $57,000
Putnam County Solid Waste Management District will increase waste reduction and recycling rates by establishing two 24-hour drop-off recycling sites.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation - New Mexico (CA), $51,000
Rural Community Assistance Corporation will work with communities, leaders, and existing clean-up volunteers to develop community support and provide education about the hazards and costs of illegal dumping.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation- Utah (CA), $50,000
Rural Community Assistance Corporation will work with the Uintah and Ouray Indian tribe's environmental officers and the Indian Health Service to build community support and provide education about the hazards and threats of illegal dumping.
Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK), $258,000
Tanana Chiefs Conference will 1) provide on-site hands on and off-site technical assistance to village councils, utility managers, and solid waste operators concerning solid waste management solutions; 2) continue school education program; 3) provide tow training classes to enhance solid waste utility staff knowledge and skills; and 4) maintain current environmental assessments of solid waste sites.
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (MN), $100,000
The Recycling Association of Minnesota will help rural communities create away from home recycling infrastructure that gives residents an option to recycle bottles and cans and provide an environmental educational message.
Town of New Paltz (NY), $58,000
Town of New Paltz will launch a Zero Waste Initiative in southern Ulster County by significantly reducing the amount of solid waste generated in this region.
University of Florida (FL), $98,000
University of Florida's Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences will develop a training and assistance program to increase recycling of solid waste in rural communities in North Florida.
West Central Texas Council of Governments (TX), $130,000
West Central Texas Council of Government will provide technical assistance and training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream and provide training to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills through licensure and certifications.
Windham Solid Waste Management District (VT), $110,000
Windham Solid Waste Management District will expand recycling and hazardous waste management programs to a multi-district level including solid waste management trainings for transfer station operators and local officials.
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (AK), $180,000
Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will provide job training, increase the amount of communities involved and ensure the recycling and re-utilization of solid and hazardous waste.
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group (AK), $120,000
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group will update and deliver three Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan training courses to Solid Waste Management Program Staff.