Recycling grants awarded by North Carolina agency

June 28, 2012 by  

AAA Hauling of North Carolina, located in Fayetteville, recently received a grant of $40,000 from the Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach for North Carolina as part of a program started by the Division to award $800,000 in grants to recycling businesses in the state.

The grantees of these awards, which include several other companies in addition to AAA Hauling, have promised to cash matches of these grants, totaling more than $3.5 million. The Division is no doubt using poster printing and flyer printing to announce these grants so that the local community can become more aware and supportive of the recycling efforts that are being made its businesses.

Food waste collection, composting, construction, and demolition waste recycling was the focus of the proposals for the Division’s Recycling Business Development grant round for 2012. The grant received by AAA Hauling will be used for the purchase of mobile material-handling equipment that will help the company to move loads of various kinds of sorted, construction, and demolition material. The other grants range from $2,800 to $40,000 and, if all are completed, will add more than 270,000 tons to the total amount of recycled material in North Carolina.

According to Matt Todd, an industrial specialist in the Recycling Business Assistance Center for the Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach, this additional recycled matter will increase the market capacity for such material, expand the recycling programs of local governments, and enhance the recycling opportunities for businesses, industries, and local citizens across the state.