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2017

New Grant Round for the Recycling Market Development Program

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management announces the 2017 grant funding round for the Recycling Market Development Program. Eligible candidates may seek a grant starting at $1,000 and up to $500,000, with a 50 percent required match. Deadline for submissions is May 10, 2017. Projects should focus on increasing collection, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts. Detailed proposal requirements are available on the Recycling Market Development Program page.

2016 RMDP Grant Recipients Announced

On January 6, 2017, IDEM announced eight grant funding awards totaling $1 million from the Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP). The funding, along with the 50 percent required match, represents a substantial investment in Indiana’s environment and economy.

2016

Announcement of Grant Funding Availability

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is announcing grant funding availability through the Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP). Eligible candidates may seek a grant starting at $1,000 and up to $500,000, with a 50 percent required match. The Recycling Market Development Board determines final funding approval.

The deadline for submission of proposals is noon Eastern Time, Monday, October 17, 2016. Detailed proposal requirements are available on the Recycling Market Development Program page.

2015 Recycling Activity Summary Report Released

The first annual summary [PDF] of Indiana’s recycling information is now available. The report provides data from municipal solid waste recyclers required to report recycling activities. The information will help the state measure strides toward meeting the 50 percent recycling goal mandated by the Indiana legislature.

2015 Indiana E-Cycle Report Due Dates Announced

Collector and recycler reports that cover 2015 (Program Year 6) are due by April 1, 2016. All collectors and recyclers that were registered with Indiana E-Cycle for 2015 are required to report their collection and/or recycling results even if no covered electronic devices were collected or recycled. Both reporting forms are available on the IDEM Forms page. Please contact Indiana E-Cycle at (800-988-7901, e-cycle@idem.in.gov), if you have any questions about completing your report.

Manufacturer reports that cover 2015 (Program Year 6) are due by June 1, 2016. All manufacturers that were registered with Indiana E-Cycle for 2015 are required to report the amount of covered electronic devices collected and recycled on their behalf, even if that amount is zero. The reporting form is available on the IDEM Forms page. Please contact Indiana E-Cycle at (800-988-7901, e-cycle@idem.in.gov) if you have any questions about completing your report.

2015

Indiana E-Cycle Workshop

The Indiana Recycling Coalition is hosting an Indiana E-Cycle Workshop from 1:30 PM to 4:30P M on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. All interested parties are invited to attend to learn more about the Indiana E-Cycle program and to discuss the program’s successes and challenges. Agenda and registration information is available online.

Drug Enforcement Administration Rule Change

In December 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration finalized rules and regulations to the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. In order to become authorized to collect unwanted medicine, registration with the DEA is required. To become an authorized registrant, you can submit a modification request in writing to the U.S. DEA or you can submit a request online. The request must contain:

  • Registrant’s name, address, and DEA number
  • The method(s) of collection:
    • Collection receptacle and/or
    • Mail-back program
  • Authorized signature per §1301.13(j)

No fee is required for this modification request.

New Reporting Requirements of Recycling Activities

House Enrolled Act 1183 requires recyclers to complete a Recycling Activity Report and submit to IDEM the amount and type of recyclables they process.