Grants Will Help Communities Meet Waste Reduction Goals
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded approximately $2.3 million in Recycling Equipment and Hub / Spoke Grants for FY 2014 projects to help reduce landfill waste in Tennessee.
“We are pleased to fund these projects through the state’s Solid Waste Management Fund,” Martineau said. “These grants promote and increase recycling across the state and engage partnerships among counties and municipalities.”
Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants
The Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants are for the development and expansion of regional facilities to collect, transport and process recyclable material for multiple counties and municipalities. The project purpose is to increase recycling between counties and municipalities by promoting greater regional cooperation. Matching funds are not required for the Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants.
Recycling Hub and Spoke Grants totaling $2,130,100 were awarded to several counties including Marshall in a partnership with Maury, Giles, Lincoln, and Bedford Counties and the sities of Lewisburg, Columbia, Petersburg, Chapel Hill and Cornersville. Marshall County was rewarded $150,000 and the City of Columbia was rewarded with $150,000 as well. Marshall County will purchase a Ram Baler with a feed conveyor with their project money and Columbia will purchase 3,000 roll out carts.
More information about Recycling Equipment or Recycling Hub and Spoke grants may be found on the Department of Environment and Conservation’s website at http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/solid-waste_grants.shtml.