Grants up to $500,000 Available to Boost Indiana’s Recycling Economy


INDIANAPOLIS –  Indiana businesses, local governments, solid waste management districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations are invited to submit grant proposals ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to fund recycling projects through the Indiana Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP).

Projects should demonstrate sustainability, an understanding of the changing economy for recyclers and how grant money can be used to boost recycling in Indiana through expanded markets, manufacturing capacity and job creation.

Proposals will be accepted through June 13, 2024. Eligible proposals must show economic impact, increased public awareness through tangible outreach and education efforts, and result in at least one of the following:

  • an increase in the amount of recyclable material collected or used;
  • a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal;
  • improved partnerships with communities.

RMDP grants are administered through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Final funding determinations will be made this fall.