Community Grant Funding Available

The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District wants to promote environmentally-friendly waste management practices throughout Geauga and Trumbull Counties. One of the best ways to do that is to offer financial assistance to local governments, schools, non-profits and other entities to start new recycling and waste reduction programs, improve existing programs, and educate the public. We want to collaborate with you to make these types of projects a reality!
Scrap Tire Grant
Scrap Tire Grant
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District awarded nearly $100,000 in funding to 51 communities within the district to host scrap tire collections for their residents. 

CLICK HERE to see when your community is collecting scrap tires.
Go Green Community Grant
Go Green Community Grant
All Go Green Community Grant funding for 2021 has been awarded. Please check back in early 2022 for funding availability.

Go Green Community Grants are offered to local government (townships, cities, villages, counties), schools, and nonprofit organizations to initiate or expand recycling, to purchase recycling or waste containers, to purchase items made from recycled content materials, to perform cleanup activities, or to conduct an approved demonstration project.  

How much funding can applicants receive?
Applicants can receive up to $2,500 for their project.

How much funding do applicants have to contribute?
The Go Green Community Grant has NO match requirement.

Examples of potential projects (not all-inclusive):

  • Trash disposal costs for illegal dumpsite cleanup
  • Educational materials/signage to increase and improve recycling
  • Trash disposal costs for community cleanups
  • Recycling containers for city hall, township buildings, parks, etc.
  • Litter cleanup supplies – litter grabbers, vests, etc.
  • Permanent recycling containers for outdoor community events, fairs, public spaces
  • Electronic disposal costs for community collection
  • Transportation costs for curbside electronic collection, bringing collected items to Trumbull or Geauga County Collection Facilities for proper disposal
  • Supplies to start a school compost program
  • School-generated recycling and/or litter prevention projects in which learners engage in hands-on activities and become actively involved in recycling and/or sustainability projects.
  • Field trips/school educational assemblies - i.e. field trip to landfill, field trip to materials recovery facility (recycling processing center), guest speaker for school assembly
  • School professional development - cost to train teachers in various recycling/litter prevention programs or to conduct other related education workshops or in-services.
The Go Green Community Grant 2021 is competitive. The District provides a specified amount of money in the budget each year for ALL funding requests, so not all applications will be awarded. For yearly funding amounts, contact the District office. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee who will make award recommendations to the Board of Directors.

The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District awarded almost $50,000 in grant funding in 2021 for Go Green projects including community-based electronics waste collections, recycled plastic tables and benches, recycling bins for community parks, and community litter cleanups.