2016 RBAC Grant Winners

State recycling business grants awarded this spring are expected to generate approximately 75 jobs, more than $1.7 million in new, private business investments and a reduction in the state’s dependence on landfill disposal.

N.C. DEQ’s Recycling Business Assistance Center announced that 24 companies that collect, process and manufacture new products with recycled materials will receive more than $640,000 in funds this fiscal year. 

Selected projects include:

Abbey Green ($40,000) — Abbey Green (Forsyth) will purchase a trommel screen to improve efficiencies and increase production of recycled gypsum and soils.

American Recycling of WNC ($40,000) — American Recycling of WNC (Buncombe) will purchase breaker, conveyer, fans and bunker to improve glass recovery at its material recovery facility.

Benfield Sanitation ($23,745) —  Benfield Sanitation (Iredell) will purchase and put into use new discs to increase paper processing efficiencies.

Berry's Container Service ($20,000) — Berry's Container Services (Gaston) will purchase and put into use six concrete washout containers to process recycled crushed concrete.

CompostNOW ($7,500) — CompostNOW (Wake) will purchase 4-gallon bins and 35-gallon carts to increase residential and commercial food waste composting services.

Eco Solutions ($22,000) — Eco Solutions (Forsyth) will purchase and put into use a pump truck to consolidate used cooking oil transportation and increase recycling capacity.

FFD II ($20,000) — FFD II (Gaston) will purchase and put into use a metal building to house the company’s construction and demoliton sorting operation.

Foothills Sanitation & Recycling ($40,000) — Foothills Sanitation & Recycling (Wilkes) will purchase and put into use a metering drum and fiber sort conveyor to improve efficiency and quality of single stream recycling.

Full Circle Recycle ($20,000) — Full Circle Recycle (Wake) will purchase a track hoe to feed its shredder to increase compost production.

Green Life Waste Solutions ($10,000) — Green Life Waste Solutions (Alamance) will purchase a roll cutter to improve and expand capacity for industrial paper recycling.

Johnson Brothers Paving ($31,600) — Johnson Brothers Paving (Robeson) will construct a structure at the St. Paul’s paving location to protect processed recycled asphalt shingles from moisture.

Kamlar Recycling ($30,000) — Kamlar Recycling (Nash) will purchase, install, and put into use a trommel coloring system to produce colorized mulch from recycled wooden pallets.

New East Recycling ($30,000) — New East Recycling (Pitt) will purchase a roll-off truck and ten 15-cubic-yard dumpsters, allowing the company to expand into construction and demolition recycling.

New River Tire Recycling ($30,000) — New River Tire Recycling (Surry) will purchase and put into use a Briquetter to process tire wire.

North Davidson Garbage ($15,000) — North Davidson Garbage (Davidson) will purchase 65-gallon recycling carts to increase recovery rates of curbside residential collection program.

Novem ($20,000) — Novem (Mecklenburg) will purchase and put into use an excavator to improve material handling efficiencies and increase production of recycled wood products.

Plastic Materials ($35,000) — Plastic Materials (Gaston) will purchase a power hopper, two box dumpsters, four storage bins, a drum magnet, a spin dryer and fabrication of a wash line tank to increase efficiency and the amount of material processed.

Ply Gem Industries ($30,000) — Ply Gem Industries (Columbus) will purchase and put into use injection mold equipment to increase recycling capacity and expand the company's portfolio of recycled-content products.

Sanitary Disposal & Recycling ($12,000) — Sanitary Disposal and Recycling (Beaufort) will purchase 150 95-gallon recycling carts and three 30-yard rolloff dumpsters to increase the company's recycling capacity.     

SMART Recycling ($20,000) — SMART Recycling (Wake) will purchase and put into use 500 64-gallon carts to increase its commercial food waste composting collection services.

Sonoco Recycling of New Hanover ($40,000) — Sonoco Recycling of New Hanover (New Hanover) will purchase, install, and put into use concrete pad, ramps, and bunkers to allow efficient processing of recyclables, including glass.

Sonoco Recycling of Raleigh ($40,000) — Sonoco Recycling of Raleigh (Wake) will purchase, install and put into use an OCC screen, conveyors, and engineering controls to reconfigure the MRF line, bringing glass separation into the front of the process and thereby improving glass quality and yield.

Verity Recycling ($35,000) — Verity Recycling (Randolph) will purchase an extruder to further expand nursery recycling program by adding additional capacity to process dirty polyethylene greenhouse film, dirty agricultural film waste, and similar dirty plastic waste from construction and demoliton sites.

Wallace Farm ($28,427) — Wallace Farm (Mecklenburg) will purchase and put into use a spreader to cover its active composting windrows, manage odors, and increase composting capacity.