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TDEC Announces $2.3 Million in Recycling Equipment and Hub Grants

Monday, December 23, 2013 | 05:04am

Grants Will Help Communities Meet Waste Reduction Goals

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded approximately $2.3 million in Recycling Equipment and Hub / Spoke Grants for FY 2014 projects to help reduce landfill waste in Tennessee.

“We are pleased to fund these projects through the state’s Solid Waste Management Fund,” Martineau said. “These grants promote and increase recycling across the state and engage partnerships among counties and municipalities.”

Recycling Equipment Grants

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 12 projects total more than $115,213.

Recycling Equipment Grants totaling $238,635 were awarded to:







City of Tullahoma





Fentress County




Skid Steer Loader

Carroll County




Recycling Collection Truck

Carter County




Recycling Bins and Containers

Cumberland County




Recycling Boxes

Campbell County




Recycling Bins and Containers

Chester County




Recycling Containers

Decatur County





Hawkins County




Forklift and Self-Dumping Hopper

Henry County




Recycling Box Truck and Trailer

Henderson County




Recycling Containers

City of Clifton




Recycling Containers


Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants

The Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants are for the development and expansion of regional facilities to collect, transport and process recyclable material for multiple counties and municipalities. The project purpose is to increase recycling between counties and municipalities by promoting greater regional cooperation. Matching funds are not required for the Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants.

Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants totaling $2,130,100 were awarded to:




Grant Amount

Project/Equipment Description

Campbell County Hub

In a partnership with the cities of Caryville, Jacksboro and LaFollette


Hopper, Conveyor, Recycling Containers

Marshall County Hub

In a partnership with Maury, Giles, Lincoln, Bedford counties; cities of Lewisburg, Columbia, Petersburg, Chapel Hill, Cornersville

$150,000 (Marshall)



$150,000 (City of Columbia)

Ram Baler with Feed Conveyor


3,000 Roll Out Carts

West TN Recycling HUB and Spoke Chester County

Administered by Chester County in partnership with Hardin and McNairy counties

$116,000 (Chester)






$95,000 (McNairy)

Horizontal Baler, Contract Conveyor Pit, Contract Electrical Baler, Recycling Roll-Off Containers


Forklift, One Ton Recycling Truck, Mobile Recycling Containers, Stationary Recycling Containers

Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. Hub

In a partnership with the cities of Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge; the town of Pittman Center; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Recycling building

Lawrence County Hub and Spoke

In a partnership with Hickman, Perry, Lawrence, Lewis counties

$69,200 (Lawrence)





$142,000 (Hickman)



$55,800 (Lewis)


$33,000 (Perry)

Recycling Bins, Dumpsters, Wire Tie System, Glass Crusher, Software

Recycling Roll Off Truck, Recycling Bins


Recycling Bins, Forklift


Conveyor System, Recycling Bins

Scott County Hub

In a partnership with the cities of Oneida, Huntsville, Winfield


Recycling Trailers, Expansion to Recycling Center, Plastic Perforator

Roane County Hub

In a partnership with Loudon County; cities of Kingston, Harriman, Rockwood, Oliver Springs


Baler and Paving at Recycling Center Storage Area and Convenience Center

Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Partnership with Cocke, Grainger, Sevier, Greene counties; cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Greeneville, Newport


Baler, Hoppers, Scales, Recycle Bins, Loading Docks, Dock Plates

Bi-County SWMS- Montgomery County

In a partnership with Stewart, Houston, Robertson, Dickson counties


Tire Shredder

More information about Recycling Equipment or Recycling Hub and Spoke grants may be found on the Department of Environment and Conservation’s website at


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