Recycling Business Development Grants

The 2017 Recycling Business Development Grant round is now CLOSED.

The Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) offers small grants to North Carolina recycling businesses. Request for proposals are typically made once a year, depending on funding availability.

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.

2017 Recycling Business Development Grants

The 2017 Recycling Business Development Grant round is now closed. Applications for the grant program are typically made available in the fall for projects to begin the following spring. Application materials for the now-closed 2017 Recycling Business Development Grants are provided in the links below for informational purposes. 

2017 Recycling Business Development Grant Request for Proposals (PDF) or (Word)

Examples of previous grant recipients and projects:

For more information, contact Wendy Worley at 919-707-8136.


 

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