Waste Minimization Grant

Waste Minimization Grant Application

The DMASWA offers funding of up to $25,000 to successful applicants whose efforts result in effective waste minimization and/or related education in Dubuque County.

Waste minimization efforts for the purposes of this grant include, but are not limited to:

  • Organics Management
  • Household Hazardous Materials Collection
  • Water Quality Improvement
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  • Recycling Services
  • Environmental Education

Projects should focus on prevention, minimization, reuse, recycling and energy recovery.

Waste Minimization Grant Application

Waste Minimization Grant Committee

The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations on applications for financial assistance for projects and programs leading to best practices for source reduction, reuse methods, recycling, composting, hazardous materials disposal, and /or related education. The grant review committee comprised of three citizen community representatives from the DMASWA Planning Area shall review applications for more than $500. The Agency Administrator and Education and Communication Coordinator shall provide support to the committee.

The grant review committee shall review applications by area and population served, quality of project partnerships, long-term effect on waste minimization, reduction in toxicity of waste, increased reuse and recycling, reduction of waste materials landfilled, projected participation rate in project, presented project education and outreach plan, data collection, evaluation process and past performance of applicant. If needed, the grant review committee may request additional information from applicants.

Waste Minimization Grant Committee Application