Solid Waste Alternatives Grant

The Solid Waste Alternatives Grant program is designed to assist municipalities and non-profit organizations with their county-wide efforts for initiation and enhancement of resource recovery programs.


Funding availability is based exclusively on the Eaton County Solid Waste Ordinance Recycling Surcharge. No guarantees are expressed or implied beyond the Ordinance’s capability to produce grant funds. Please note that resources are limited and not all grant applications may receive funding.

Quarterly reports from grantees must be complete and include a detailed report of proposed project goals with budget, projected recycling and/or composting totals for the project, and demonstrate efficient and effective use of funds.

Note: Operational expenses for pre-existing programs (i.e. - public works leaf collections, Christmas tree pick-ups, etc.) are not given consideration under the Eaton County Solid Waste Alternatives Grant Program.

Reimbursement Procedures

Grantees will submit forms for reimbursement of funds quarterly, at a minimum. This does not preclude grantees from requesting reimbursement on an as-needed basis within each quarter. The Department will provide a financial report form for documentation of project expenses that fall into the line items originally set forth in the grant agreement. After review and approval of the documentation, funds will be disbursed.

Reporting Requirements

A Summary of Project Accomplishments form and Materials Recovery Sheet must be completed by the grantee on a quarterly basis. Year-To-Date updates are acceptable when submitting the Materials Recovery Sheet, but they must be prepared within the designated time frame. Failure to submit these forms in a timely manner during the reporting period will lead to a suspension of grant funds.

Reporting Periods & Deadlines

  • 1st Quarter: October 1 to December 31, due January 31
  • 2nd Quarter: January 1 to March 31, due April 30
  • 3rd Quarter: April 1 to June 30, due July 31
  • 4th Quarter: July 1 to September 30, due October 15


Questions may be directed to Eaton County Resource Recovery, (517) 543-3686 or Email

Forms and Required Documents