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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection announced the first round of Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) recipients. The RBDG recipients are Massachusetts recycling processors and manufacturers that intend to create a sustainable recycling market for eligible materials.

Seven Massachusetts companies received an RBDG grant. These companies include:

  • Aaron Industries
  • Abby Enterprises Inc.
  • Casella Waste Management of MA Inc.
  • Northstar Pulp & Paper Co. Inc.
  • Raw Material Recovery Corp.
  • RecycleWorks Inc.
  • United Teen Equality Center.

These grants ranged from $50,000 to $400,000. WWLP News reports on Northstar’s grant to better regrind and recycle plastic, and purchase three additional machines for more efficient plastic separation.

The deadline for Round 2 applications for Recycling Business Development Grants is Friday, July 15th.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program for businesses and institutions. If you need assistance with setting up a composting or recycling program, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at