DEQ grants $250,000 for recycling

July 17, 2014

For More Information:
Chad Rogers, 517-284-6872, rogersc1@michigan.gov
Brad Wurfel, 517-284-6713, wurfelb@michigan.gov

The DEQ today announced $250,000 in Community Pollution Prevention Grant funding to three Michigan organizations for projects to improve recycling.

In April 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder announced his plan for improving residential recycling rates in Michigan. These grants will help inform state and community decision makers as they pursue these needed improvements to local recycling.

Organizations receiving awards include:
• Michigan Recycling Coalition, $99,800
• Northeast Michigan Council of Governments, $99,900
• West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, $50,300

Through the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program, the DEQ provides grants to non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies. Grantees must fund at least 25 percent of the total project cost.

To learn more, contact the DEQ Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.