Recycling Market Development Grants Available
IDEM Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is now accepting 2023 recycling grant funding proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM.
Public/private businesses, local government, and non-profit organizations may seek a grant starting at $50,000 and up to $500,000 with a 50% cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling.
The Recycling Market Development Program page offers detailed proposal requirements and can assist with questions about the proposal process.
Tornado and Storm Recovery
IDEM advises residents affected by the recent storms and tornadoes to exercise caution when managing debris. Debris can pose a risk to health and safety if not handled properly. IDEM has fact sheets to help Hoosiers safely dispose of tornado or storm debris and other household items, such as cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals and other hazardous substances.
- Emergency Debris Management [PDF]
- Emergency Burning for Disasters [PDF]
- Emergency Asbestos Debris Management [PDF]
- Household Hazardous Waste [PDF]
- Construction Demolition Waste [PDF]
You should always follow the directions from local authorities and your local solid waste management district (SWMD). A list of permitted solid waste facilities is provided here.
IDEM COVID-19 Actions
Effective June 1, 2021, masks are no longer required in state facilities except for anyone inside any of these state government congregate facilities – state prisons, state hospitals, Indiana Veterans Home, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Visitors and staff should follow the CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding mask wearing and other protective measures.
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