Grants for Recycling Businesses

NEW - Regional Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program

The N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) announces a new grant funding opportunity available to local governments and private businesses through the Regional Recycling Infrastructure Grant program.

2020 Recycling Business Development Grant Round - CLOSED

The 2020 Recycling Business Development Grant Round is now closed. Proposals were due by 5 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 14, 2019.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) is typically released in early September with applications due in November. Grant winners are notified in December and funds become available in March. A copy of the RFP for the now-closed 2020 grant round can be downloaded for informational purposes from the links below.

2020 Recycling Business Development Grant Request for Proposals (PDF) or (Word)

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.

Summaries of previous years' awarded grant projects are provided below.

For more information, contact Sandy Skolochenko at (919) 707-8147.

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