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Indiana awards $1 million to expand recycling operations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has announced that 12 companies and organizations have been awarded grant funding totaling $1 million through its Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP).

The 12 recipients and their projects include:

  • Bunn Box Inc. – $420,000 to go toward a new crusher, stationary platform scales and a front-end loader with scales for the construction and demolition (C&D) materials recycler. Projected amounts to be diverted from landfills include 150,000 tons of concrete, 2,500 tons of rebar steel, 2,500 tons of other metal, 1,000 tons of wood and 480 tons of cardboard.
  • Republic Services Recycling of Indiana Inc. – $166,300 toward the purchase of a glass cleaning classification system at its materials recovery facility (MRF). Because of the recycling process and end market requirements, additional cleaning and recovery of glass by screening, air extraction and sizing will be installed.
  • Vidal Plastics LLC, – $106,000 to purchase an extruder and quality lab to be used for compounding recycled commodity resins, mainly polypropylene and polyethylene. The project will divert up to 375 tons of plastic scrap from landfills annually.
  • City of Valparaiso/Public Works – $93,600 for the Go Green Campaign, which is aimed at increasing efficiencies, education and marketing of the city’s recycling program. This includes purchasing radio-frequency identification recycling containers for collection of recyclables and compost.
  • Warrick County Recycling & Resource Management District – $76,900 toward purchasing a new feed conveyor and implementing sorting line modifications at its MRF to increase processing capacity. With the improvements, the organization expects to increase its annual output of recyclables from 1,800 tons to 5,400 tons.
  • City of Winchester – $66,000 toward implementing a curbside recycling project with the purchase of recycling containers.
  • City of Greendale – $42,300 to implement a new residential single-stream collection program. Funding will be used to purchase 65-and 96-gallon recycling rolling carts/recycling containers.
  • Child Adult Resource Services (CARS) – $17,900 to purchase equipment to demanufacture electronic scrap.
  • Upland Brewing Company Inc. – $5,300 toward the purchase of a vermicomposting system for processing food and paper waste coming from its Bloomington Brewpub.
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School – $3,560 toward the purchase of recycling and compost bins for the school’s Green Team initiative to collect recyclables and to begin vermicomposting.
  • West Central School Corp.– $1,200 toward buying recycling containers for initiating a drive to recycle all soda and water bottles in the school.
  • Metropolitan School District of Shakamak/Greene County Solid Waste Management District – $1,000 toward purchasing recycling containers to collect cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and steel cans.

» Publication Date: 09/02/2018

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