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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service - 2014 RBAC Grant Winners

Environmental Assistance and Customer Service


Recycling Business Assistance Center

2014 Recycling Business Grant Winners

In 2014, the N.C. Recycling Business Assistance Center announced that state recycling business grants awarded this spring should generate more than 84 jobs, $1.6 million in new business investments and a reduction in the state’s dependence on landfill disposal.

RBAC announced that 32 companies will receive approximately $800,000 in funds this fiscal year. The recycling business grantees represent a wide range of companies, large and small, collecting and processing a variety of materials into commodities to feed back to the economy. Grantees also include manufacturers who use recycled materials to make new products.

Selected projects include:

Abbey Green ($30,000) — Abbey Green (Winston-Salem) will purchase a loader, trailer, and yard switcher to process mixed construction and demolition (C&D) debris.

Agromatters ($28,900) — Agromatters (Concord) will purchase a grinder, debagger, and mixer to increase efficiency in the company's compost operation.

Blow Molded Solutions ($20,262) — Blow Molded Solutions (Mayodan) will purchase and utilize an 80,000 pound silo to hold post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to increase recycled content of manufactured goods.

Blue Ridge Biofuels ($9,500) — Blue Ridge Biofuels (Asheville) will purchase cooking oil recycling collection bins, signs, and a shaker filter unit to increase collection capacity.

Brooks Contractor ($40,000) — Brooks Contractor (Goldston) will install a compost mixing and bagging operation, and will purchase bins to collect food waste from large quantity generators.

Coastal Ladies Carting – Pink Trash ($15,000) — Coastal Ladies Carting (Wilmington) will purchase a rear load truck for commingled recycling collection.

Consolidated Waste Services (CWS) ($35,000) — CWS (Weaverville) will purchase self-contained compactors to convert drop sites to single stream.

Danny's Dumpsters ($25,140) — Danny's Dumpsters (Leicester) will purchase a skid steer to increase production and efficiency in the company's compost operations.

DC Foam ($10,000) — DC Foam (Morrisville) will purchase a carpet tester that determines carpet resin for recycling separation.

DSR Investors ($30,000) — DSR Investors (Gatesville) will purchase a backhoe, dump truck, and flatbed trailer to increase capacity in deconstruction operations.

Earth Farms ($40,000) — Earth Farms (Stanley) will purchase a roll-off truck with an organic hauling body to increase food waste collection efficiency.

Earth Stone Products ($30,000) — Earth Stone Products (Reidsville) will purchase a truck, trailer and bobcat to enable product pick up, delivery and installation.

Elite Waste ($17,745) — Elite Waste (Raleigh) will purchase and use five concrete washout containers to capture and increase waste concrete recycling.

ERI – Electronics Recyclers International ($20,000) — ERI (Badin) will purchase and put into use a box body truck with lift gate to better serve smaller municipalities and businesses in rural North Carolina with electronics recycling collection service.

FFD II DBA Recycle Carolina ($30,000) — FFD II (Waxhaw) will install and put into operation a concrete pad for the sorting, processing and distribution of C&D recyclable materials.

Food FWD ($17,000) — Food FWD (Durham) will purchase collection containers and a truck cart lift to enable the company to provide food waste collection service.

Full Circle Recycle ($20,000) — Full Circle Recycle (Zebulon) will purchase a large commercial shredder to improve and expand food waste processing.

Gallins Family Farm ($40,000) — Gallins Family Farm (Mocksville) will purchase a tractor and windrow turner to increase composting operation efficiency.

God Bless the USA ($25,000) — God Bless the USA (Indian Trail) will purchase a recycling truck to service additional routes it has purchased from other area companies.

Greasecycle ($30,000) — Greasecycle (Raleigh) will purchase a truck and trailer to expand the company's collection and processing of grease trap waste from area restaurants and other generators.

Green Options II ($10,000) — Green Options II (Kernersville) will purchase and put into use a Thermo Scientific Micro Phazir to analyze and identify the types of fiber polymers present in different carpet.

NC Pallet Recycling LLC ($17,197) — NC Pallet Recycling (Raleigh) will purchase a box truck with lift gate and pallet jack that will be used to recover and remanufacture used wooden pallets.

New East Recycling & Container Service ($18,000) — New East Recycling and Container (Greenville) will purchase a roll off truck for C&D recycling.

Plastic Materials Inc. ($30,000) — Plastic Materials, Inc. (Lowell) will purchase, install and put into use testing and production equipment to expand the company's capacity to process contaminated plastic scrap materials.

Sanitary Disposal & Recycling ($26,000) — Sanitary Disposal (Washington) will purchase recycling carts, a container with compactor and a roll off truck for its curbside recycling service.

Simply Green Recycling Service ($18,523) — Simply Green (Morganton) will purchase a box truck and recycling bins for restaurant and commercial recycling.

Sonoco Recycling Charlotte ($25,000) — Sonoco Recycling Charlotte (Charlotte) will purchase, install and put into use two compactors and conveyors at its Salisbury and Gastonia locations to more efficiently transport single-stream recyclable materials to the company’s single-stream MRF in Charlotte.

The Recycling Group ($25,000) — The Recycling Group (Connelly Springs) will purchase repair parts and repair and upgrade the company's horizontal baler.

Tilthy Rich Compost ($12,000) — Tilthy Rich Compost (Durham) will purchase a truck with lift gate and collection carts to increase food waste collection.

Verity Recycling ($40,000) — Verity Recycling (Asheboro) will install and put into operation a granulator and elutriation system to sort and grind mixed rigid recyclable plastics.

Wallace Farm ($40,000) — Wallace Farm (Huntersville) will purchase a heavy duty truck to increase hauling capabilities at its compost facility.

Waste Knot ($30,000) — Waste Knot (Charlotte) will install and put into operation a horizontal grinder in order to process a higher volume of wood waste.

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