November 2, 2012

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531





Meridian, ID – (November 2, 2012) – The City of Meridian’s Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC) has announced that the Meridian Community Recycling Fund is accepting grant applications through December 31st for public projects promoting the use of recycled materials or educating citizens about recycling.


The Community Recycling Fund receives revenue from the sales of materials collected through the City’s residential curbside recycling program by its franchised waste hauler, Republic Services. These proceeds are then used in turn to help fund eligible projects in the community. The available funding for the upcoming fiscal year is $48,562.00. Successful applicants will be notified by late February 2013.


“The Community Recycling Fund is a great partnership with Republic Services,” said Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd. “We have seen many projects completed in the community since its inception that would not have been possible without this program.  I look forward to seeing what proposals come from the community as we promote recycling and awareness while making a positive difference in Meridian.” 


To be considered for funding through the Meridian Community Recycling Fund, proposed projects must be intended for public use and be implemented within the Meridian city limits. Projects must also be related to the subject of recycling by:


  • Promoting the use of recycled, reused or repurposed or composted materials;
  • Increasing community awareness to the benefits of waste reduction and recycling;
  • Increasing public recognition of recycling-related activity by businesses, individuals, community service groups, or schools that is making a positive difference in our community; or
  • Involving other solid waste projects as determined eligible by the City of Meridian’s Solid Waste Advisory Commission.


For more information or for applications visit the City’s website,


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