Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program – CLOSED
The Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program is a recurring annual funding opportunity for local governments to build lasting capacity to divert materials from the waste stream and / or increase public awareness of recycling. The grant cycle is timed to correspond with local government budget cycles. A request for proposals is typically issued in late fall with applications due in February. Grant winners are notified in April and funds become available on July 1st. The application period for 2024 Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants closed on February 15, 2024. For more information or assistance please contact Sandy Skolochenko at 919 707-8147.
Multifamily Recycling Grant Program - OPEN
The Multifamily Recycling Grant Program offers funding to initiate or expand multifamily recycling programs within the state and is open to local governments, recycling businesses or non-profits, multifamily property owners or management companies, public housing authorities, and colleges and universities for off-campus housing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information or assistance please contact Elise Traywick at 919-707-8135.
Watch the Multifamily Recycling Webinar to learn more.
Successful grant applicants are required to provide the following forms, which will be included as part of the grant contract:
As a condition set forth of each of the above grant programs, any North Carolina municipality, county, council of government and solid waste authority that receives a reimbursement grant shall submit a final report to the DEACS grant manager prior to the end of the grant contract. Each grant program requires specific information be included in the associated final report. Please see the following guidance documents for assistance in preparing final reports.
|Purchasing a roll-off container to add aluminum collection to a convenience center to increase recycling tonnage.
|Perquimans, Chowan, and Gates Counties
|Purchasing a trailer to expand options and capacity for electronics recycling tonnage.
|Purchasing away-from-home recycling containers to twin with trash containers on Main Street.
|Purchasing recycling receptacles to be twinned with trash cans at the towns five public parks.
|Purchasing message boards to display recycling education and event information at convenience sites and purchasing a storage shed for household hazardous waste to expand collection of HHW materials.
|Purchasing a trailer for collecting styrofoam for a new styrofoam recycling program and purchasing additional equipment for expansion and improvement of electronics recycling program.
|Purchasing a dumpster to recycle cardboard from the most substantial cardboard waste producers in the area.
|Purchasing collection containers to be placed at public schools to increase school recycling capacity and availability.
|Purchasing educational materials such as door tags, advertising, and targeted outreach materials for the implementation of a cart tagging program. The cart tagging program is to be implemented as a competition and neighborhood challenge to encourage engagement and support for recycling initiatives.
|Purchasing 6-yard and 8-yard containers, bin decals, and signage to be able to open a new recycling convenience center and educate residents on how to recycle properly.
|Printing and mailing Recycle Right postcards to all households and purchasing cart tags for recycling contamination prevention.
|Purchasing a compactor to be utilized for recycling at a new convenience site to maximize space.
|Restarting a curbside recycling program and purchasing a walking floor trailer to haul recyclables to their local MRF.
|The Coastal Environmental Partnership
|Purchasing a trailer , concrete pad, and outreach materials to double the number of household hazardous waste events held in three counties and divert a greater amount of material from improper disposal
|Purchasing building and infrastructure materials to begin a new permanent household hazardous waste collection program
Food Waste Reduction Grant - CLOSED
The Food Waste Reduction Grant is a special grant program offering funding to help local governments, non-profits, and businesses reduce the amount of wasted food being disposed in landfills. Applications for the 2024 Food Waste Reduction Grant were due Wednesday October 25, 2023. An opportunity for 2025 Food Waste Reduction funding is expected to be announced in Summer 2024. For more information or assistance please contact Christine Wittmeier at 919-707-8121.
Learn more about food waste reduction.
Abandoned Manufactured Home (AMH) Grant Program – CLOSED
This grant program provided funding to assist counties with implementing abandoned manufactured home clean-up programs. Information is available on the AMH Grant Program website. For more information or assistance, please contact David Hance at 919-707-8122.
Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant Program – CLOSED
The Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant was a one-time grant program that provided funding for single stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) to purchase glass recycling equipment or for local governments to establish or expand community drop-off glass collection.
DEACS also makes grant funds available for the private sector (for profit) and nonprofit recycling organizations.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides financial assistance for the collection/recycling of used agricultural pesticide jugs and unused pesticides.