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The MassDEP Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) program is currently accepting applications for its 2019 grant cycle. The program provides grant awards between $50,000 and $400,000 for projects that encourage growth in recycling markets of harder to recycle materials.

The program will consider projects that promote the processing, manufacturing, or reuse of one or more specific eligible materials. Processing activities include reclaiming activities that aggregate, dismantle, densify, shred, bale or culletize the following eligible materials:

  • Container glass
  • Commingled recyclables handled by materials recycling facilities (MRFs)
  • Gypsum wallboard
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Bulky rigid and mixed plastics

Eligible applicants include companies or corporations (for-profit or non-profit) who are licensed to do business in Massachusetts and operate a location in Massachusetts where the proposed recycling or recycling-related activity such as aggregation, processing, reclaiming or reuse will occur. Grant awardees must provide a minimum financial match of 25 percent.

The application deadline for the current cycle of the RBDG program is October 4, 2019. Visit the MassDEP RBDG program webpage for more information.