Grants

Clean-up Day Grant

For Ogle County Cities, Villages and Townships

Spring cleaning is an ongoing process. The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department allocates funds to provide grants to cities, villages and townships for local “Clean-up Days” to enhance and beautify our communities. The grants are available for the removal and proper disposal and/or recycling of non-hazardous waste. The maximum amount available is $2,000, which must be matched by the city, village or township. Grants will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to approved applicants.

In order to be considered for this grant, please complete and return the application form which will be reviewed and approved by the Ogle County Solid Waste Committee. The application must include the estimated cost of obtaining an adequate number of roll-off dumpsters, disposal costs at the landfill, personnel and other expenses related to implementing this project.

If possible, arrangements should also be made for the separation and recycling of materials collected during the project. Recyclable materials should include scrap metal, white goods (large appliances), plastics, paper, aluminum, and glass, depending on available service and outlets for the materials.

The applicant must provide personnel to monitor all solid waste material disposed of in the dumpsters throughout the day to ensure that the material being disposed of is non-hazardous.

Payment of the grant will be made after a cost summary and copies of receipts are submitted to this Department and approved by the Solid Waste Committee after the project is completed. The cost summary must contain documentation of all expenditures. The amount of funds paid to each grantee shall not exceed $2,000 Matching funds or in-kind hours at the ratio of 50/50 must be provided by the city, village or township.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact Stephen J. Rypkema, Solid Waste Director at (815) 732-4020; FAX (815) 732-3709; or by e-mail srypkema@oglecounty.org.

Clean Up Day Grant application 2017

 

Waste Reduction Recycling Grant

As part of the Waste Management Program, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department has grant money available to businesses, schools, school districts, libraries, non-profit organizations, and other entities in Ogle County wishing to address the issue of waste reduction and recycling.  This could include implementation of source reduction activities, the purchase of recycling equipment or collection containers and/or promotion of waste reduction educational efforts.

Since total grant funds available are limited to $6,000 for this fiscal year (beginning December 1st), grants will be awarded on a competitive basis in amounts from $100 Р$2000, until funds are depleted.  Applicants must supply 20% of the total project cost.  All applications will be reviewed by the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department and the Ogle County Board Solid Waste Committee.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact Stephen J. Rypkema, Director at (815) 732-4020; FAX (815) 732-3709; or by e-mail srypkema@oglecounty.org.

Waste Reduction & Recycling Grant application 2017