Alabama Recycling Fund Grants promote local recycling efforts by providing reimbursement grants to local governments to develop, implement, and enhance recycling programs.
How was the Project Started?
In 2008, the Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act, also known as SWRMMA set forth a Statewide Solid Waste Reduction Goal of 25%. In addition, the Act established a statewide solid waste disposal fee of $1/ton or $0.25/cubic yard for all solid waste disposed in Alabama landfills. The revenues generated by this fee have enabled the Department to add staff necessary to carry out the programmatic requirements of the law.
The four main purposes of the SWRMMA are:
- Establish a Statewide waste reduction/recycling program, goal and measurement methodology;
- Provide stable funding for the Alabama Department of Environmental Managementâ€™s solid waste and recycling programs;
- Establish a grants program for local recycling efforts; and
- Provide fiscal resources to remediate unauthorized dumps/illegal disposal sites.
When was the Project Started?
When was the Project Completed, or is it Ongoing?
What are the Resources Needed, including Time, Cost, Etc.?