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11 Counties Eligible to Receive State Recycling Rebates

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 11:00am

Top Waste Generators Based on 2012 Reporting Data Eligible 

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid Waste Management is notifying 11 counties and their municipalities that generate the most waste in Tennessee that they are eligible for recycling rebates based on their final 2011 waste generation reporting data. 

Recycling rebates are made available to the top 11 counties that generate the most waste in Tennessee, based on data reported for both landfilled and diverted waste. The rebate requires a dollar-for-dollar match, and may be used for establishing new programs and collection sites, preparing recyclable materials for transport, marketing and developing educational programs to promote and advertise recycling. 

A total of $300,000 is available for recycling rebates from the Solid Waste Management Fund for fiscal year 2012-2013, with funds allocated to county and municipal governments based on county waste generation data and population. The Solid Waste Management Fund is comprised of tipping fee surcharges at Tennessee landfills and tire pre-disposal fees. The 11 counties eligible to share the current pool of funding include Bradley, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Madison, Montgomery, Rutherford, Shelby, Sullivan and Williamson counties.

All counties and municipalities must return an application to the Department of Environment and Conservation to receive the rebate funds. Each municipality has the option of retaining the rebate or surrendering its rebate funds to the county, and each county may surrender its rebate funds to a municipality if it handles the recycling for the county. 

If a municipality fails to respond, its funds will be made available to the county. If the county does not respond, the funds are returned to the Solid Waste Management Fund. 

For more information about recycling rebates and other solid waste assistance programs, visit www.tn.gov/environment/swm/grants.  For a complete list of the recycling rebates available to the 11 counties and their municipalities, please see list below. 

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Recycling Rebates by County / FY 2012-2013 

 

 

Bradley

$5,408

Cleveland

$3,868

 

 

Davidson

$46,504

Belle Meade

$224

Forest Hills

$371

Goodlettsville***         

$795

Oak Hill

$349

 

 

Hamilton

$8,581

Chattanooga          

$13,415

Collegedale

$653

East Ridge

$1,676

Red Bank

$931

Signal Mountain

$604

Soddy-Daisy

$1,016

 

 

Knox

$26,854

Farragut***              

$2,390

Knoxville

$20,632

 

 

Loudon

$7,263

Lenoir City

$1,875

Greenback

$231

Town of Loudon

$1,167

 

 

Madison

$3,800

Jackson

$7,899

Threeway

$207

 

 

Montgomery

$2,786

Clarksville

$9,397

 

 

Rutherford

$4,886

LaVergne

$1,959

Murfreesboro

$6,533

Smyrna

$2,403

 

 

Shelby

$10,563

Arlington

$1,114

Bartlett

$5,282

Collierville

$4,253

Germantown

$3,757

Lakeland

$1,202

Memphis

$62,559

Millington

$984

 

 

Sullivan

$7,529

Bristol

$2,396

Kingsport***          

$4,146

 

 

Williamson

$3,026

Brentwood

$2,334

Fairview

$486

Franklin

$3,936

Nolensville

$369

Spring Hill***          

$1,387

 

 

Total

$300,000

 

***   Municipalities divided among two or more counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

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