September 17-23 is Pollution Prevention Week in Indiana
Governor Eric Holcomb has declared September 17-23, 2023, as Pollution Prevention Week in the State of Indiana. Read the full proclamation [PDF] and visit idem.IN.gov/prevention to learn more about Pollution Prevention strategies for your home or business, partnerships & programs, and available grants.
Community Recycling Grants: Accepting Applications Aug. 21 - Sept. 29, 2023
Grant funding is available for recycling and household hazardous waste collection and disposal. Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction, or HHW and organics management.
Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations in Indianan are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding.
For additional information on eligibility, guidelines, and application visit the Community Recycling Grant Program page.
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]