Funding Available to Support Local Recycling Projects

January 24, 2017

For more Information:
Emily Freeman, Recycling Specialist, 517-256-9466,
Melody Kindraka, Public Information Officer, 517-284-6716,

Local communities and organizations interested in improving their recycling programs can now apply for funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).  Applications will be accepted until March 17, 2017.

The grants are part of Governor Rick Snyder’s Initiative to double the state’s recycling rate.  Ensuring sufficient recycling infrastructure and education is a proven method for increasing recycling. 

Up to $500,000 is available to Michigan cities, villages, townships, charter townships, counties, tribal governments, municipal solid waste authorities, resource recovery authorities, non-profit organizations, public school districts, local health departments, and regional planning agencies.  Applicants may partner with for-profit organizations for funding or program support as needed.

A free information webinar about the grant opportunities will be offered on Feb. 7, 2017 at 10 a.m.  Interested participants are asked to register to attend on the MDEQ events page,

To view the request for proposal visit the “In the Community” tab at

The MDEQ is dedicated to respect for Michigan’s citizens, stewardship of the environment, and support for a sustainable economy.