Grants for Recycling Businesses 2022 Recycling Business Development Grant Round - Closed The Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) offers small grants to North Caroline recycling businesses. Request for proposals are typically issued each fall, depending on funding availability, for projects to begin the following spring. The purpose of this grant program is to reduce the flow of solid waste to disposal facilities and encourage the sustainable recovery of materials from North Carolina’s waste stream. To achieve that purpose, RBAC seeks viable, well-planned and effective proposals from recycling businesses in North Carolina wanting to start up or expand recovery efforts. Projects involving the collection, processing or end use of materials in the solid waste stream are eligible for funding. Generally, the grant money is intended to fund sustainable investments in equipment and buildings necessary for increasing the capacity of a recycling business to divert more materials from disposal and into economic use. Grant money cannot be used to cover labor costs, general operational costs, or the cost of contract processing. The 2022 Recycling Business Development Grant round is now closed. Application materials for the now-closed 2022 grant round are provided in the following links (PDF or Word) for informational purposes. For more information, contact Mike Greene at email@example.com or 919-707-8137. Summaries of previous years' awarded grant projects are provided below. Summary of 2021 Grant Recipients Summary of 2020 Grant Recipients Summary of 2019 Grant Recipients Summary of 2018 Grant Recipients Summary of 2017 Grant Recipients Multifamily Recycling Grant Program - OPEN This special grant program offers funding to initiate or expand multifamily recycling programs within the state. Eligible applicants include local governments, recycling businesses or non-profits, multifamily property owners, or multifamily property management companies. Grant funds may be used to purchase typical equipment needs to start or expand the collection of traditional household recyclables (paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass and plastic bottles and containers) from multifamily residences. Examples of eligible purchases include carts, dumpsters, collection vehicles, concrete pads, recycling corrals and education. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with no due date. Approved grant applications will be funded in the order in which they are received until funding is exhausted. Download the Multifamily Recycling Grant request for proposals (RFP) by selecting one of the following links (PDF or Word). Please submit completed applications to Sandy Skolochenko at firstname.lastname@example.org. Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant - Closed This special grant program provided funding for single stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) to purchase glass recycling equipment or for local governments to establish or expand community drop-off glass collection through the Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant program.