State: recycling grants awarded Tuesday should create 240-plus jobs

RALEIGH – Officials announced that state recycling grants awarded Tuesday should generate more than 240 jobs, $22.9 million in new business investments and a reduction in the state’s dependence on landfill disposal.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced that 43 companies will receive $1.1 million in funds through the agency’s recycling business development grants. DENR’s Recycling Business Assistance Center awards the small grants to North Carolina recycling businesses to reduce solid waste disposal in a manner that encourages the reuse and recycling of materials and job creation.

“We are pleased to make these awards,” said N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Secretary John Skvarla. “This program supports Governor McCrory’s efforts to accelerate business investment and private sector job growth in North Carolina.”

Funding for the state recycling grant program comes from a percentage of the taxes on solid waste disposal, new white goods such as refrigerators or washers and driers, tire purchases and other sources. Staff in the recycling center issue request for proposals typically once a year andseek well-planned and effective proposals from recycling businesses in North Carolina wanting to start up or expand recovery efforts. Recipients are required to provide a minimum cash match of 50 percent of the grant award. Job projections are based on the number of jobs grant recipients estimate their project will create.

The recycling business grantees represent different kinds of companies, large and small, collecting and processing a range of materials into commodities to feed back to the economy. Grantees also include manufacturers who use recycled materials to make new products. Examples of projects include:

· Ply Gem Industries (Cary) will expand operations at its Fair Bluff plant to make recycled-content building products.

· Republic Services will convert its Conover material recycling facility to a “single stream” operation, allowing surrounding community curbside programs to convert to more efficient cart-based collection.

· Barnhill Contracting (Tarboro), Boggs Paving (Monroe) and Carolina Shingle Recycling LLC (Indian Trail) will expand the rapidly developing use of tear-off asphalt roofing shingles in making asphalt pavement.

· Small recycling companies such as Suburban Sanitation (Charlotte), Hatteras Recycle LLC (Rodanthe), and God Bless USA Hauling (Indian Trail) will expand and improve their household collection operations.

· Food waste diversion around the state will get a boost with grants to Brooks Contractors (Goldston), Earth Farms (Stanley), Danny’s Dumpsters (Leicester), Gallins Family Farm (Winston-Salem), MAYtime Composting (Burnsville), CompostNOW (Raleigh) and Coleman Contracting (Zebulon).

· Grants will spur additional construction waste recycling by companies such as TODCO (Lexington), Piedmont Disposal (Winston-Salem), Advantage Waste Recycling & Disposal (Charlotte), Oroco Enterprises (Durham) and Fogleman & Fogleman Soils Inc. (Durham).

Additional information about the Recycling Business Development grant program and the 2013 awards can be found at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/deao/2013-rbac-grant-winners .

-more details on grant recipients below -

GRANTEEGRANT AMOUNTCOMPANY MATCHJOB CREATIONCITYPROJECT SUMMARYAdvantage Waste Recycling & Disposal$40,000$30,0003CharlotteAdvantage Waste Recycling & Disposal will purchase and install a commercial truck scale and material handling equipment, such as a skid-steer, to create a new business line in construction and demolition material recycling.Barnhill Contracting$30,000$82,6902TarboroBarnhill Contracting will purchase a screen deck vertical extension, a vertical curve transfer conveyor extension, leg and bulkhead extensions and a new bin to increase recycling of postconsumer asphalt shingles in asphalt mixes.Benfield Sanitation Service$21,000$21,0001StatesvilleBenfield Sanitation will purchase a box body delivery truck to distribute carts to customers and to collect special needs material from clients.Boggs Paving Inc.$30,000$60,0007MonroeBoggs Paving will purchase a horizontal grinder to increase the capacity and thereby divert more asphalt shingles to their recycling operation.Brooks Contractor$36,750$36,7500GoldstonBrooks Contractors will purchase an air lift separator to remove plastics from their feedstock, increase production and enhance final product.Carolina Shingle Recycling LLC$30,000$50,0003Indian TrailCarolina Shingle Recycling will purchase and erect a metal building to protect raw shingles and finished product from the elements.Chowan Metal Recycling$22,844$11,4560EdentonChowan Metal Recycling will construct a concrete slab and metal building to sort, clean and store collected precious metals, thus reducing contamination, improving operational efficiency and increasing recycling capacity.Coleman Contracting$40,000$40,0008ZebulonColeman Construction will purchase 4-yard, 64-gallon containers, and a lifter to aid in the collection of a food waste.CompostNOW LLC$18,680$20,4653RaleighCompostNOW will purchase a collection vehicle and assorted food waste container washing equipment to enhance their residential food waste collection services.Curbside Management$20,000$20,0002AshevilleCurbside Management will purchase a tandem deck step trailer, fork lift and forklift scales to increase their capacity for industrial bulk recycling.Danny's Dumpsters$25,000$19,0001LeicesterDanny's Dumpster will purchase an in-vessel composting container, a 20-cubic yard roll-off dumpster, and 64-gallon carts to increase their food waste diversion capacity.Earth Farms$40,000$30,0001StanleyEarth Farms will purchase and install commercial truck scales to increase their efficiency and aid in a better compost recipe blend.eCycle Secure$20,000$10,0002CharlotteeCycle Secure will purchase and put into use collection trailers to help decrease hauling and collection storage costs thereby expanding its customer base.Elastrix LLC$40,000$72,8009Pilot MountainElastrix LLC will purchase equipment to process scrap tires and grind them into crumb rubber, diverting tires from the waste stream and providing the raw material sold to rubber companies in North Carolina.Engineered Recycling Company$20,000$52,3023CharlotteEngineered Recycling will purchase and install an aspiration system to recover plastic and paper materials for recycling that are now being sent to the landfill.Fogleman & Fogleman Soils Inc.$20,000$60,0001DurhamFogleman and Fogleman Soils, Inc. will purchase a screener to reprocess construction and demolition materials into marketable soil, boiler fuel and aggregate commodities.Gallins Family Farm$40,000$40,0001Winston-SalemGallins Farm will purchase 64-gallon carts, a bucket loader, red wiggler worms, and build a shed to increase their capacity to divert food waste.God Bless the USA$40,000$40,0000Indian TrailGod Bless the USA will purchase 95-gallon recycling carts to convert their customers from 16-gallon bins to cart recycling.Goldsboro Plastic Recycling$10,000$8,0001ClaytonGoldsboro Plastic Recycling will purchase a pelletizer to process reclaimed plastic into pellets to supply domestic and international plastic manufacturers.Green Coast Recycling$20,000$10,0003WrightsvilleGreen Coast Recycling will purchase a rear loading truck to improve efficiency when collecting ABC glass from bars and restaurants.Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte ReStore$12,500$16,9153CharlotteHabitat for Humanity of Charlotte will purchase and install a styrofoam densifying system to significantly reduce the volume of recycled styrofoam for delivery to market.Hatteras Recycle LLC$40,000$143,5925RodantheHatteras Recycling will purchase additional carts and bins to accommodate customer growth and a rear loading compacting truck to increase collection efficiency.

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GRANTEEGRANT AMOUNTCOMPANY MATCHJOB CREATIONCITYPROJECT SUMMARYJ. Westmoreland Inc.$40,000$410,0007KernersvilleJ. Westmoreland Inc. will purchase a portable concrete crusher and screener to produce recycled aggregate and screened dirt/fill products.Mattress-Go-Round LLC$20,000$10,00020GreensboroMattress-Go Round LLC will purchase a truck to increase post-consumer mattress recycling collection and to deliver remanufactured mattresses to customers.MAYtime Composting Systems$14,500$7,3001BurnsvilleMAYtime Composting Systems will build a shed storage area and office upgrade, and purchase plastic containers and chipper/shredder to increase efficiency.Metech Recycling$15,000$19,5005CreedmoorMetech will perform site-work and install two loading dock doors with levelers to increase material flow of electronics for recycling.Oroco Enterprises$30,000$15,0006DurhamOcoro Enterprises will purchase six trailers to increase construction and demolition material recovery at deconstruction projects.Otto Container Management$40,000$60,0006CharlotteOtto Container Management will purchase and install a grinding operation to process recycled HDPE to increase the percentage of post consumer waste in its manufacturing cart process.Piedmont Disposal Inc.$20,000$20,0002Winston-SalemPiedmont Disposal and Recycling will purchase 30-yard roll off containers to place at construction and demolition projects to collect recyclable C&D material.Ply-Gem Industries$40,000$15,000,00080CaryPly-Gem Industries will locate a new manufacturing facility in N.C. that will recycle co-mingled plastic into exterior building products such as siding, shakes, shutters, fence and rail.Powerhouse Recycling Inc.$20,000$20,00015SalisburyPowerhouse Recycling will purchase a horizontal bailer so that they can market plastics, shrink-wrap, cardboard and other items that are included in a load of recyclable electronics.Recycling Management Resources$30,000$15,0004High Point, RaleighRecycling Management Resources will make site improvements to both the Raleigh and High Point facilities, including installing concrete pads and an additional loading dock and ramp, to improve operations and increase recycling capacity.Republic Services$40,000$6,200,00021ConoverRepublic Services will use grant funding as part of a 6.2 million dollar upgrade of its material recovery facility in Conover, NC.Roll-Tech Molding Products LLC$28,900$28,9004HickoryRoll-Tech will purchase and install 23 tire molds to increase its use of post consumer crumb rubber and manufacture two new tire styles.Sirius Metal Recycling Inc. dba Wilson Recycle Center$10,000$5,0001WilsonSirius Metal Recycling Inc. (Wilson Recycling Center) will purchase a baler to process a wider variety of materials, increase processing capacity and increase the value of the materials collected.Stoney Creek Lumber Inc.$40,000$80,0003AhoskieStoney Creek Lumber Inc. will purchase a horizontal grinder to grind wooden pallets into a mulch product.Suburban Sanitation$15,000$15,0000CharlotteSuburban Sanitation will purchase 96-gallon recycling carts to convert their customers from 18-gallon bins to cart recycling.Synergy Recycling 5,000$45,0002MadisonSynergy Recycling will purchase two forklifts to improve operation efficiencies and increase their e-waste recycling capacity.Todco Inc.$40,000$35,0301LexingtonTodco Inc. will purchase a skid steer loader with attachments to assist the processing of construction and demolition waste for recycling.Union County Habitat for Humanity$21,500$13,5001MonroeUnion County Habitat for Humanity will purchase and put into use a 20 foot box body truck and trailer that will enable them to divert additional C&D materials from vacant and derelict properties in Union and Anson Counties.Waste Beneficial Reuse Solutions$10,000 5,0000BurlingtonWaste Beneficial Reuse Solutions will purchase roll-off containers and concrete barriers to increase recycling and improve the efficiency of the material processing facility.Waste to Green LLC$10,000 7,5006DurhamWaste to Green LLC will purchase a baler and forklift to improve the company's e-waste recycling operations.Watauga County Habitat for Humanity$28,500$14,5002BooneWatauga County Habitat for Humanity will purchase a flat bed dump truck and dump trailer to collect items from home demolition/remodeling and residential/student move-out.TOTALS$1,135,174$22,901,200246

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