IDEM doles out $1M in recycling grants

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management awarded grants totaling $1 million to eight recycling operators in the state, including five in central Indiana.

Recipients were:

■ City of Shelbyville: $118,250 to begin a curbside recycling program, which will include collecting commingled recycling products at as many as 5,500 homes within the city.

■ East-Terra Plastics LLC in Marion County: $250,000 to start a statewide agricultural plastics collection, processing and marketing project.

■ Indiana Recycling Coalition and Strategic Materials in Marion County: $22,585 for equipment, management services and outreach materials for a proposed glass recycling project. The project aims to collect more high-quality, uncontaminated glass from bars and restaurants in four business districts.

■ Plastic Recycling 2 in Marion County: $250,000 toward the purchase of an extruder and screen changer, which will allow the company to begin recycling foam and rigid plastic food containers including cups, plates and more.

■ Secure Core Solutions, Marion County: $7,043 to buy a baler to help capture recyclable materials that can be purchased by processors.•

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