Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention program supports communities, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices, stimulate economic growth and support litter prevention efforts through four different grants. Community and Litter Grants, Academic Institution Grants, Market Development Grants and Scrap Tire Grants. The application for the Recycle Ohio Grant will open on November 2, 2020. For more information, please continue to the Ohio EPA Website.
DKMM and the City of Mt. Vernon are announcing the opening of two residential recycling drop-off locations in the City of Mt. Vernon on July 15th. The recycling containers will be located at Memorial Park close to the tennis courts and at the Park and Ride intersection adjacent to Harcourt Road and State Route 229. The locations will be evaluated in four months to determine their permanency.
The goal of the new drop-off location is to give a recycling option for residents that don't meet the criteria to participate in the free curbside recycling program. A city ordinance requires all trash haulers who operate in the City of Mt. Vernon to offer curbside recycling at no additional cost to city residents living in housing with four units or less. Residents who have trash service are strongly encouraged to utilize the free curbside program offered through their trash company to avoid overflow at the drop-off locations.
The 2021 Funding application for Market Development improvements/program implementation programs is now available in the Grants sectionof this website. All applications must be submitted in hard copy by mail or by hand delivering before 2:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020. Please contact Cheryl Corbin (740) 393-4600 for any questions that you may have regarding the application process.
To manage the District’s current and long term solid waste disposal needs in an environmentally responsible and cost effective manner while reducing reliance on landfills by implementing waste reduction, reuse, and recycling strategies.