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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service


Recycling Business Assistance Center

Workers at FCR Greensboro prepare HDPE bales for market.

Existing Business

To help North Carolina’s recycling industries expand and grow, RBAC has a variety of online tools to assist recycling industry needs. In addition, RBAC can provide customized assistance to help your business.

Market Research

RBAC conducts research on recycling markets which can be used for analyzing business opportunities in the recycling industry. If recycling businesses need help finding additional sources of recyclable material, they should contact a staff member to assist.

Financing

A variety of funding opportunities are available to recycling businesses in North Carolina. Direct financial assistance is available through RBAC’s Recycling Business Development Grants and the N.C. Recycling Tax Credit program. RBAC also offers information on additional funding sources such as loans and venture capital, through various partner agencies.

Facility Expansion Assistance

If a business has outgrown its existing location and needs help finding a new building or site, The N.C. Department of Commerce has an online source of available sites and buildings to assist with business expansion or relocation. Contact at (919) 707-8135 for building or site location assistance.

Equipment

Find sources of new and used recycling equipment at the following links:

Permitting

Some recycling businesses may require environmental permits in order to protect human health and the environment. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has environmental assistance coordinators throughout the state to assist residents, businesses and local governments in identifying environmental permits for any project. Whether you are seeking to start a new business, modifying processes at an existing business or expanding, each environmental assistance coordinator aids customers in understanding the regulatory requirements of a project to ensure success on the front-end. DENR also provides an Express Permitting option that offers a more timely review of certain environmental permits than the traditional permit review process. It offers quicker decisions on permits and certifications, as well as direct consultation with DENR division staff to identify necessary requirements.

Recycling Works Newsletter

RBAC’s quarterly newsletter, Recycling Works, discusses current topics of interest to recycling businesses, including information on financing opportunities, commodity markets and new technologies. Click here to sign-up to receive the online newsletter by e-mail. For questions or more information about the newsletter, please contact  or 919-707-8136.

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