2019 Grant Winners State recycling business grants awarded this spring are expected to generate approximately 38 jobs, spur more than $1.3 million in new, private business investments and further reduce the state’s dependence on landfill disposal. Seventeen companies that collect, process and manufacture new products with recycled materials will receive more than $510,000 in funds from N.C. DEQ's Recycling Business Assistance Center in 2019. Grants will support increases in plastic processing capacity, upgrades to material recovery facilities, expansion of recycled end-product manufacturing capacity and recycling processing for a variety of other materials. Read the Press Release here. Selected projects include: American Recycling ($40,000) — American Recycling (Buncombe) will install a new plastics sorting line to increase the material value. Asheboro Recycling ($20,000) — Asheboro Recycling (Randolph) will upfit an abandoned rail spur to increase shipping efficiency and expand markets. Atlas Organics ($20,000) — Atlas Organics (Durham) will purchase and install wheel loader scales and temperature probes for its new Durham composting site. Bromley Plastics ($40,000) — Bromley Plastics (Henderson) will purchase a blender and chiller to increase domestic plastic processing. Brunson Recycling ($40,000) — Brunson Recycling (McDowell) will purchase a conveyor system, vibration separator and magnets to streamline PVC recycling. Clear Path Recycling ($40,000) — Clear Path Recycling (Cumberland) will purchase conveyors and a vibrating screen to feed its new bottle wash trommel. DC Foam ($10,000) — DC Foam (Wake) will purchase material identification equipment to aid them in carpet recycling. Envision Plastics ($40,000) — Envision Plastics (Rockingham) will purchase optical flake sorting machines to increase recycling processing capacity for colored HDPE. Global Circle Recycling ($10,000) — Global Circle Recycling (Gaston) will purchase trailers to increase the amount of recycling that they can receive. Hatteras Recycle ($40,000) — Hatteras Recycle (Dare) will purchase a walking floor trailer, cab and chassis to ship curbside recyclables more efficiently. McGill Environmental ($25,000) — McGill Environmental (Sampson) will purchase and install a compost aeration floor to increase throughput and quality of compost at its Delway facility. New East Container ($6,000) — New East Container (Pitt) will purchase new roll off containers to expand construction and demolition recycling. Pelican Packaging ($40,000) — Pelican Packaging (Halifax) will purchase a shredder to process heavy industrial plastic scrap. Plastic Materials ($40,000) — Plastic Materials (Gaston) will purchase a shredder to dedicate a line exclusively for grinding rigid plastic. Roll-Tech ($20,000) — Roll-Tech (Catawba) will purchase specialized molding tooling sets to manufacture more recycled rubber and plastic products. Sonoco Recycling - New Hanover ($40,000) — Sonoco Recycling (New Hanover) will create a larger sort line metering bin to better manage incoming volume and to increase recycling processing capacity. Wellmark Plastics ($40,000) — Wellmark Plastics (Randolph) will purchase a filtration system to remove contaminants from recycled plastic.