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Grant application deadline nears

Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department’s next round of Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant applications are due April 7.

Grants, up $2,000, are available to Ogle County businesses, schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations wanting to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs and services. Applicants must provide a 20 percent match of the total project cost.

Applicants are encouraged to find innovative ways to reduce the amount of waste that is generated and increase what is recycled. The grants may not be used to pay for ongoing expenses, such as staffing, collection, and hauling costs. Priority will be given to new applicants.

For more information or to request an application, contact the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department at www.oglecounty.org or call 815-732-4020.

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