2013 Recycling Business Grant Winners
In 2013, the N.C. Recycling Business Assistance Center awarded approximately $1.1 million in grant funding, leveraging a pledged investment from the selected grantees in cash match of more than $22.9 million.
A focus of the 2013 Recycling Business Development grant round was on proposals that addressed construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling, and food waste collection and composting. The grants ranged from $5,000 to $40,000.
Altogether, the 43 grant projects are expected to create more than 240 jobs. If all the projects are successful, the projects will also create more than 360,000 tons of additional recycling capacity in North Carolina.
Selected projects include:
Advantage Waste Recycling & Disposal ($40,000) — Advantage Waste Recycling & Disposal (Charlotte) will purchase and install a commercial truck scale and material handling equipment, such as a skid-steer, to create a new business line in construction and demolition material recycling.
Barnhill Contracting ($30,000) — Barnhill Contracting (Tarboro) will purchase a screen deck vertical extension, a vertical curve transfer conveyor extension, leg and bulkhead extensions and a new bin to increase recycling of postconsumer asphalt shingles in asphalt mixes.
Benfield Sanitation Service ($21,000) — Benfield Sanitation (Statesville) will purchase a box body delivery truck to distribute carts to customers and to collect special needs material from clients.
Boggs Paving Inc. ($30,000) — Boggs Paving (Monroe) will purchase a horizontal grinder to increase capacity to divert more asphalt shingles to their recycling operation.
Brooks Contractor ($36,750) — Brooks Contractors (Goldston) will purchase an air lift separator to remove plastics from their feedstock, increase production and enhance final product.
Carolina Shingle Recycling LLC ($30,000) — Carolina Shingle Recycling (Indian Trail) will purchase and erect metal building to protect raw shingles and finished product from the elements.
Chowan Metal Recycling ($22,844) — Chowan Metal Recycling (Edenton) will construct a concrete slab and metal building to sort, clean and store collected precious metals, thus reducing contamination, improving operational efficiency and increasing recycling capacity.
Coleman Contracting ($40,000) — Coleman Contracting (Zebulon) will purchase 4-yard, 64-gallon containers, and a lifter to aid in the collection of a food waste.
CompostNOW LLC ($18,680) — CompostNOW LLC (Raleigh) will purchase a collection vehicle and assorted food waste container washing equipment to enhance its residential food waste collection services.
Curbside Management ($20,000) — Curbside Management (Asheville) will purchase a tandem deck step trailer, forklift and forklift scales to increase its capacity for industrial bulk recycling.
Danny's Dumpsters ($25,000) — Danny's Dumpsters (Leicester) will purchase an in-vessel composting container, a 20-cubic yard roll-off dumpster, and 64-gallon carts to increase its food waste diversion capacity.
Earth Farms ($40,000) — Earth Farms (Stanley) will purchase and install commercial truck scales to increase its efficiency and aid in a better compost recipe blend.
eCycle Secure ($20,000) — eCycle Secure (Charlotte) will purchase and put into use collection trailers to help decrease hauling and collection storage costs thereby expanding its customer base.
Elastrix LLC ($40,000) — Elastrix LLC (Pilot Mountain) will purchase equipment to process scrap tires into crumb rubber, diverting tires from the waste stream and providing the raw material sold to rubber companies in North Carolina.
Engineered Recycling Company ($20,000) — Engineered Recycling (Charlotte) will purchase and install an aspiration system to recover plastic and paper materials for recycling that are now being sent to the landfill.
Fogleman & Fogleman Soils Inc. ($20,000) — Fogleman and Fogleman Soils, Inc. (Durham) will purchase a screener to reprocess construction and demolition materials into marketable soil, boiler fuel and aggregate commodities.
Gallins Family Farm ($40,000) — Gallins Family Farm (Winston-Salem) will purchase 64-gallon carts, a bucket loader, red wiggler worms, and build a shed to increase its capacity to divert food waste.
God Bless the USA ($40,000) — God Bless the USA (Indian Trail) will purchase 95-gallon recycling carts to convert customers from 16-gallon bins to cart recycling.
Goldsboro Plastic Recycling ($10,000) — Goldsboro Plastic Recycling (Clayton) will purchase a pelletizer to process reclaimed plastic into pellets to supply domestic and international plastic manufacturers.
Green Coast Recycling ($20,000) — Green Coast Recycling (Wrightsville) will purchase a rear loading truck to improve efficiency when collecting ABC glass from bars and restaurants.
Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte ReStore ($12,500) — Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte ReStore (Charlotte) will purchase and install a styrofoam densifying system to significantly reduce the volume of recycled styrofoam for delivery to market.
Hatteras Recycle LLC ($40,000) — Hatteras Recycling (Rodanthe) will purchase additional carts and bins to accommodate customer growth and a rear loading compacting truck to increase collection efficiency.
J. Westmoreland Inc. ($40,000) — J. Westmoreland Inc. (Kernersville) will purchase a portable concrete crusher and screener to produce recycled aggregate and screened dirt/fill products.
Mattress-Go-Round LLC ($20,000) — Mattress-Go Round LLC (Greensboro) will purchase a truck to increase post-consumer mattress recycling collection and to deliver remanufactured mattresses to customers.
MAYtime Composting Systems ($14,500) — MAYtime Composting Systems (Burnsville) will have a shed storage area built and purchase plastic containers and a chipper shredder to increase efficiency.
Metech Recycling ($15,000) — Metech Recycling (Creedmoor) will perform site-work and install two loading dock doors with levelers to increase material flow of electronics for recycling.
Oroco Enterprises ($30,000) — Ocoro Enterprises (Durham) will purchase six trailers to increase C&D recovery at deconstruction projects.
Otto Container Management ($40,000) — Otto Container Management (Charlotte) will purchase and install a grinder to increase the percentage of post consumer recycled HDPE in its manufacturing cart process.
Piedmont Disposal Inc. ($20,000) — Piedmont Disposal and Recycling (Winston-Salem) will purchase 30-yard roll off containers to place at construction and demolition projects to collect recyclable C&D material.
Ply-Gem Industries ($40,000) — Ply-Gem Industries (Fair Bluff) will locate a new manufacturing facility in N.C., which will recycle co-mingled plastic into exterior building products such as siding, shakes, shutters, fence and rail.
Powerhouse Recycling Inc. ($20,000) — Powerhouse Recycling (Salisbury) will purchase a horizontal baler to better market plastics, shrink-wrap, cardboard and other items that are included in a load of recyclable electronics.
Recycling Management Resources ($30,000) — Recycling Management Resources (High Point and Raleigh) will make site improvements to both the Raleigh and High Point facilities, including pouring concrete pads and installing an additional loading dock and ramp, to improve operations and increase recycling capacity.
Republic Services ($40,000) — Republic Services (Conover) will use grant funding as part of a $7 million upgrade of the Material Recovery Facility in Conover, NC.
Roll-Tech Molding Products LLC ($28,900) — Roll-Tech (Hickory) will purchase and install 23 tire molds to increase its use of post consumer crumb rubber and to manufacture two new tire styles.
Sirius Metal Recycling Inc. dba Wilson Recycle Center ($10,000) — Sirius Metal Recycling Inc. (Wilson) will purchase a baler to process a wider variety of materials, increase processing capacity and increase the value of the materials collected.
Stoney Creek Lumber Inc. ($40,000) — Stoney Creek Lumber, Inc. (Ahoskie) will purchase a horizontal grinder to grind wooden pallets into a mulch product.
Suburban Sanitation ($15,000) — Suburban Sanitation (Charlotte) will purchase 96-gallon recycling carts to convert their customers from 18-gallon bins to cart recycling.
Synergy Recycling ($5,000) — Synergy Recycling (Madison) will purchase two forklifts to improve operation efficiencies and increase its e-waste recycling capacity.
Todco Inc. ($40,000) — Todco Inc. (Lexington) will purchase a skid steer loader with attachments to assist the processing of construction and demolition waste for recycling.
Union County Habitat for Humanity ($21,500) — Union County Habitat for Humanity (Monroe) will purchase and put into use a 20 foot box body truck and trailer that will enable diversion of additional C&D materials from vacant and derelict properties in Union and Anson Counties.
Waste Beneficial Reuse Solutions ($10,000) — Waste Beneficial Reuse Solutions (Burlington) will purchase four roll-off containers and ten concrete barriers to increase the tonnage of material collected for recycling and improve efficiency at the company's material processing facility.
Waste to Green LLC ($10,000) — Waste to Green LLC (Durham) will purchase a baler and forklift to improve the company's e-waste recycling operations.
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity ($28,500) — Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (Boone) will purchase a flat bed dump truck and dump trailer to collect items from home demolition/remodeling and residential/ student move-out.