As reported by the Taunton Gazette, The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently awarded $600,000 in grants to four companies to improve the infrastructure for recycling construction and demolition (C&D), plastics, and mixed recyclables. This funding is part of the MassDEP Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) program, which supports marketplace growth for eligible materials through grants to recycling processers and manufacturers.
This round of grant recipients includes:
- The New England Recycling Company in Taunton
- Recycling Solutions of Raynham in Raynham
- Environmental Integrity Co. LLC in South Hadley
- Waste Management in Avon
Two of the awardees, the New England Recycling Company (NER) and Recycling Solutions of Raynham, will use the grants to increase the separation and recovery of wood products from other C&D materials. NER plans to install a second wood processing line to capture additional material as part of greater plans to construct a second building. The owner of Recycling Solutions of Raynham states that their grant will be used to purchase equipment to increase the rate of wood-byproduct processing.
Environmental Integrity Co. LLC plans to use the funds to recover 150 tons of mixed plastics annually for recycling, and Waste Management will retrofit their materials recovery facility (MRF) in Avon.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts (RecyclingWorks) is a program funded by the MassDEP to assist businesses and institutions with waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and food recovery. RecyclingWorks offers guidance for management of specific materials, including construction & demolition materials. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline (888) 254-5525 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.