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Solid Waste Management Grants

Currently accepting applications:
Solicitation July 1, 2014 – October 1, 2014

Currently not accepting applications:

  • Recycling Hub and Spoke – We are currently evaluating the performance of the existing Hub & Spoke projects and will post additional information at a later date.

Recycling Equipment Grants

The Recycling Equipment Grants program enables local governments and non-profit recycling organizations working with local governments to purchase key pieces of recycling equipment.

For more information contact Lorreta Harrington, 615-532-0086.

Eligible Projects
These include roll off containers, skid loaders, shredders, scales, assorted styles of collection containers.

Eligible Applicants
City or county governments, non-profit recycling organizations working with local government.

Funding /Match
Funding: up to $25,000. Match: 10-50%, based on population and economic ability.

Deadline
October 1st, 2014; 4:30pm (CDT)

Recycling, Hub and Spoke Grants

Recycling, Hub and Spoke Grants will post additional information at a later date. To facilitate and increase recycling in Tennessee, the Division of Solid Waste Management is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to establish, expand or upgrade facilities for processing and collection of recyclable materials from multiple local governments.

For more information contact Lorreta Harrington, 615-532-0086 or visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/solid-waste_recycling.shtml

Used Oil Grants

Used oil grants are funded under the Used Oil Collection Act of 1993. This Act allows for a two cent ($0.02) fee to be collected against every quart of oil sold. Revenue from this fee provides for the administration of the Act as well as providing technical and financial assistance in establishing used oil collection and disposal for do-it-yourselfers.

For more information contact Lorreta Harrington, 615-532-0086 or view the Used Oil Collection & Recycling Grant Program Requirements (Sept. 2013)

Eligible Projects
Typical equipment for this grant include: oil collection containers, containment structures, shelter covers, and used oil burners.

Eligible Applicants
Tennessee municipalities, counties and counties having a metropolitan form of government to establish and operate used oil collection centers at publicly owned facilities or other suitable public or private locations are eligible for funding consideration.

Match
No Match. Grant award amounts are up to $16,000 per site and max-imum per applicant of $32,000.

Deadline
October, 21st 2013; 4:30pm (CDT)

T.C.A. § 68-211-1005 (2) The department may award grants, subsidies and/or loans to municipalities, counties and counties having a metropolitan form of government to establish and operate used oil collection centers at publicly owned facilities or other suitable public or private locations; and provide technical assistance to persons who organize such programs.

(3) The department may award grants or subsidies to local governments to purchase equipment which burns used oil as fuel. In awarding such grants or subsidies, priority shall be given to local governments who establish used oil collection centers.

Waste Tire Cleanup Grants

The waste tire cleanup grant is a grant designed to assist local governments in the cleanup of unpermitted waste tire sites. Eligibility for this grant is determined by priority as established by the eight Environmental Field Offices. Each grant cycle, two sites from each field office are invited to compete for funds to assist in the cleanup of these un-permitted waste tire sites. Lien on property is required equal to cleanup costs.

This grant is an unmatched grant that allows the county to go beyond the $70 per ton waste tire grant fund and contract for services to mitigate the site, provide for equipment purchase of leases, labor needs, access to site and other activities related to the mitigation.

There is no match required by this grant. The number of grants will be limited by the availability of funds each grant cycle based on the cost of the cleanups. Each year up to $500,000 may be set aside.

For more information contact Lorreta Harrington, 615-532-0086.

Eligible Projects
Contract for services to mitigate the site, provide for equipment purchase or lease, labor needs, access to site and other activities related to the mitigation.

Eligible Applicants
Eligibility determined by eight Environmental Field Offices.

Match
No Match.

Deadline
Next Grant Cycle: Issued in FY2014

T.C.A. § 68-211-831 From funds available from the solid waste management fund, the department may, directly or by contract, provide for the investigation and clean-up of unpermitted waste tire disposal sites and other unpermitted solid waste disposal sites. The department shall attempt to recover funds expended from the person responsible for the disposal of the waste tires or solid waste pursuant to § 68-211-117.

Waste Tire Recycling Grants

For more information contact Lorreta Harrington, 615-532-0086.