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TDEC Announces $199,315 in Recycling Equipment Grants

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 04:51am
Grants Will Help Nine Communities Meet Waste Reduction Goals
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has awarded nine recycling equipment grants for projects to help reduce landfill waste in Tennessee, totaling $199,315.
 
The grant program helps encourage recycling and reduces the amount of solid waste going into Tennessee landfills. It was authorized by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 and is supported by the Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund, which is administered by Environment and Conservation. The fund receives its revenues from a state surcharge on each ton of solid waste disposed in landfills and from a fee on new tires sold in the state.
 
Recycling equipment grants may be used to purchase equipment for new recycling programs, improve and expand the operation of an existing site or prepare recyclable materials for transport and marketing. Grants may be awarded to counties, cities, non-profit recycling organizations and solid waste authorities to help reach or exceed the goals set forth in the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991. Each recipient is required to match the state grant on a sliding scale basis. Local matching funds toward these nine projects total more than $50,000.
 
The recycling equipment grants announced today are:
 

APPLICANT

 
COUNTY
GRANT AMOUNT
APPLICANT’S MATCH
PROJECT/EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
City of LaFollette
Campbell
$22,378
$5,594
Recycling containers
Clay County
Clay
$22,140
$2,460
Forklift, loader and pallet jack
Goodwill Industries
Cocke
$24,112
$6,028
Transport trailer and bins
Fentress County
Fentress
$19,180
$4,795
Forklift
Goodwill Industries
Grainger
$25,000
$2,795
Trailer, drop box and bins
Hardeman County
Hardeman
$25,000
$3,400
Trailers, generator and shredder
Haywood County
Haywood
$15,328
$3,832
Trailer, signage, recycling containers and waste baskets
Goodwill Industries
Union
$21,177
$2,353
Recycling bins and roll-off equipment
White County
White
$25,000
$19,030
Open-top containers

 

More information about recycling equipment grants may be found on the Department of Environment and Conservation’s Web site at www.tn.gov/environment/swm/grants
 
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