Blog Post

The Mass DEP just announced a new grant program, the Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG), intended to help Massachusetts recycling processors and manufacturers create sustainable markets for eligible materials, and to add value to municipal and business recycling efforts. Selected applicants can receive grant awards up to $400,000.

The application deadlines are:

  • Round 1 – February 17, 2016, at 5:00 PM
  • Round 2 – July 15, 2016, at 5:00 PM

The eligible materials for these two rounds of RBDG funding are:

  • glass
  • mattresses
  • packaged food materials
  • post-consumer rigid and film plastic

For additional information on eligible activities and materials, application guidelines, and the program grant application, please visit:

Or contact:

Greg Cooper,, 617-292-5988
John Fischer,, 617-292-5632