The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced $1.9 million in Waste Reduction Grants for community projects to help reduce landfill waste across Tennessee. The Waste Reduction Grants are part of TDEC’s 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan, which contains specific objectives that will help communities reduce waste.
The grants go to 14 different recipients, with funds provided for equipment ranging from trucks and chippers to recycling carts and containers. The state’s intent with grants is to support local efforts to achieve waste reduction and recycling goals.
“These grants help communities approach solid waste management to fit their specific needs”, said TDEC Commissioner David Salyers. “We congratulate the communities on these grants, and we are pleased to see their dedication to this issue. With this approach, we can make a real difference in waste reduction across our state.”
Click here to see the list of grants and to learn more.