Last updated: May 14. 2014 5:14PM - 500 Views
By Charlene Hoeflich choeflich@civitasmedia.com

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POMEROY — The Ohio EPA has nearly $500,000 in grant money for the 2014 Litter Cleanup and Tire Amnesty Project to be awarded to 40 counties or agencies, and Meigs County is one of the recipients.

A total of $20,864.80 has been set aside for a project in Meigs County.

The Litter Cleanup and Tire Amnesty Grant program requires a 10 percent match and is available to local governments, park or health districts, state colleges or universities, solid waste authorities or Keep America Beautiful communities. For additional information about the program and the use of the money, contact Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2873, or visit www.recycleohio.gov.

“Litter remains a significant and costly problem for communities and businesses,” said Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler. “Awarding these grants demonstrates our commitment to help local communities clean up and beautify public spaces.”

Local governments will use these monies to fund litter collection events, community awareness programming or to create free opportunities for residents to get rid of scrap tires. All local cleanup efforts will involve the work of volunteers.

In addition to Meigs County, other area counties included for grant funding include: Rural Action in Athens County, $2,779.50; Athens County Solid Waste, $6,811 Jackson County Health Department $30,000; and the Vinton County Health Department, two grants, $20,000 and $10,000.

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