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TDEC announces more than $500,000 in Recycling Equipment Grants

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 11:29am

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.

APPLICANT

COUNTY

MATCH AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION

Cannon County

Cannon

$2,305.95

$20,754.00

Skid Steer

Carroll County

Carroll

$6,160.00

$24,640.00

Recycling Collection Truck

Carter County

Carter

$6,116.00

$24,464.00

Roll Off Containers & Dumpster Containers

Chester County

Chester

$1,653.00

$14,877.00

Roll Off Containers

City of Clifton

Wayne

$677.50

$6,098.00

Curbside Recycling Bins W/Custom Stamping

City of LaFollette

Campbell

$5,470.00

$21,880.00

Side Load Refuse Body

City of Newport

Cocke

$4,799.10

$19,196.00

18 Gallon Bins

City of Tullahoma

Coffee

$8,500.00

$12,750.00

Aluminum Can Baler & Recycle Bins for Cardboard

Claiborne County Solid Waste

Claiborne

$5,740.00

$22,960.00

Baler W/15 Horse Power Motor

Clay County

Clay

$2,480.00

$22,320.00

Brush Chipper

Cumberland County Solid Waste

Cumberland

$25,000.00

$25,000.00

Truck Scales

Fayette County

Fayette

$14,000.00

$14,000.00

Roll Off Container

Franklin County

Franklin

$16,700.11

$25,000.00

Recycling Containers

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.-Pope Road--Hamblen

Hamblen

$9,920.00

$14,880.00

Used Box Truck

Henry County

Henry

$9,750.00

$22,750.00

1 Ton Box Truck

Jackson County

Jackson

$1,987.20

$17,885.00

Recycling Containers

Keep Fayetteville/Lincoln County Beautiful, Inc.

Lincoln

$11,000.00

$16,500.00

Forklift & Baler

Lauderdale County

Lauderdale

$2,500.00

$22,500.00

Skid Steer

Marshall County

Marshall

$9,750.00

$22,750.00

Skid Loader

McNairy County

Van Buren

$2,438.00

$9,752.00

Recycling Mobile Containers

Monroe County

Monroe

$7,588.28

$17,706.00

Fork Lift

Morgan County

Morgan

$2,430.00

$21,870.00

Vertical Baler & Recycling Trailer

Overton County

Overton

$2,813.20

$11,253.00

Containers & Scales

Roane County

Roane

$78,915.00

$25,000.00

Sorting Line

Smith County

Smith

$6,661.50

$15,544.00

20 Yard Rectangular  ROC,22" Long & 40 Yard Rectangular ROC, 22' Long

Town of Caryville

Campbell

$4,796.40

$19,186.00

35 Gallon Recycling Containers W/Wheels

Van Buren County

Van Buren

$1,996.40

$17,968.00

Recycling Bins

Warren County

Warren

$9,573.00

$22,337.00

Containers for Cardboard & Plastic Front Loader Boxes

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