TDEC announces more than $500,000 in Recycling Equipment Grants
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid and Waste Management has announced approximately $531,820 will go toward the purchase of recycling equipment to help reduce landfill waste in Tennessee.
Recycling equipment grants may be used to purchase key equipment for new recycling programs, improve and expand the operation of existing systems, or prepare recyclable materials for transport and marketing.
“This grant money will positively impact not only our environment but our economy,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “The recycling equipment purchased through these grants will help local governments avoid landfill costs while providing additional resources for the recycling of materials.”
Grants may be awarded to counties, cities, nonprofit 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. A local match of 10 percent to 50 percent toward these 28 projects will be required based on an economic formula.
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 the Department of 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.
A full listing of all grant recipients is on page two of this document.
For more information about TDEC’s Solid Waste Assistance & Recycling Programs, please visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/solid-waste_grants.shtml.
Recycling Collection Truck
Roll Off Containers & Dumpster Containers
Roll Off Containers
City of Clifton
Curbside Recycling Bins W/Custom Stamping
City of LaFollette
Side Load Refuse Body
City of Newport
18 Gallon Bins
City of Tullahoma
Aluminum Can Baler & Recycle Bins for Cardboard
Claiborne County Solid Waste
Baler W/15 Horse Power Motor
Cumberland County Solid Waste
Roll Off Container
Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.-Pope Road--Hamblen
Used Box Truck
1 Ton Box Truck
Keep Fayetteville/Lincoln County Beautiful, Inc.
Forklift & Baler
Recycling Mobile Containers
Vertical Baler & Recycling Trailer
Containers & Scales
20 Yard Rectangular ROC,22" Long & 40 Yard Rectangular ROC, 22' Long
Town of Caryville
35 Gallon Recycling Containers W/Wheels
Van Buren County
Containers for Cardboard & Plastic Front Loader Boxes