2020 Grant Winners State recycling business grants awarded this spring are expected to generate approximately 61 jobs, spur more than $2 million in new, private business investments and further reduce the state’s dependence on landfill disposal. Twenty companies that collect, process and manufacture new products with recycled materials will receive more than $665,000 in funds from N.C. DEQ's Recycling Business Assistance Center in 2020. 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. Selected projects include: AEIPLUS, Inc. ($40,000) – AEIPLUS (Gaston) will purchase wash line equipment to clean contaminated agricultural plastics as part of the plastic film recycling process. American Recycling ($60,000) — American Recycling (Buncombe) will purchase a new baler to reduce costs and increase efficiency at the material recovery facility. Bromley Plastics ($60,000) – Bromley Plastics (Henderson) will purchase a plastic shredding system to increase capacity at its facility. Carolina Concrete ($25,000) – Carolina Concrete (Craven) will purchase a permanent office building to expand the company's client base for concrete recycling. Cascades Moulded Pulp ($60,000) – Cascades (Richmond) will purchase a detrasher and trommel system to separate debris from recyclable materials and improve efficiency for recycling mixed paper. Clear Path Recycling ($40,000) – Clear Path Recycling (Cumberland) will purchase a system to reprocess material bound for landfill to recover greater amounts of recyclable plastic. Crown Town Compost ($32,130) – Crown Town Compost (Mecklenburg) will purchase a refrigerated walk-in trailer, curbside roll-out bins, a compost mixer, and a compost sifter to expand the company’s organic waste recycling services. East Coast Consolidated ($30,000) – East Coast Consolidated (Onslow) will purchase a split-body truck and recycling containers to expand curbside recycling service. Gallins Family Farm ($24,500) – Gallins Family Farm (Davie) will purchase a front-end loader to increase equipment capacity and processing productivity at its handling site for recycling food and organic waste. Green Zone Recycling ($12,000) – Green Zone Recycling (Durham) will purchase an automated baler and collection containers to assist in textile collection and recycling. High Cube ($25,000) – High Cube (Durham) will purchase a foam densifier to expand the company's post-commercial expanded polystyrene and polyethylene recycling services. Industrial Commons ($30,000) – Industrial Commons (Burke) will purchase a conveyor and baler to more efficiently process textile waste for recycling. Ingram Woodyards ($15,000) – Ingram Woodyards (Moore) will purchase an open top chip van to expand the company's wood debris recycling capacity. Orange Recycling Services ($10,000) – Orange Recycling Services (Durham) will purchase additional collection containers to expand the company's cardboard collection service in the Triangle area. Pelican Packaging ($40,000) – Pelican Packaging (Halifax) will rebuild a plastic shredder and purchase both a horizontal baler and forklifts to expand the company’s industrial plastics recycling capacity. Plastic Materials ($60,000) – Plastic Materials (Gaston) will purchase a larger building to increase the company’s ability to recycle plastic film and rigid plastic scrap materials. RePolyTex LLC ($30,000) – RePolyTex (Rockingham) will purchase molding equipment to manufacture plastic "plywood" sheets made from electronics plastic scrap and other mixed plastics. Resource Material Handling and Recycling ($12,000) – Resource Material (Iredell) will purchase a cyclone separation machine to improve the quality of plastic regrind. Simply Green Recycling ($30,000) – Simply Green Recycling (Burke) will purchase a rear loading compacting truck to collect residential and commercial recycling more efficiently and expand service. Wellmark Plastics ($30,000) – Wellmark Plastics (Randolph) will purchase an optical sorter to separate and produce higher value recycled plastic resins.