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November 29
​Wake County Awarding Grants to Reduce Commercial Waste

Applications accepted now through Dec. 13

Approximately 37 percent of the trash buried in the South Wake Landfill in Fiscal Year 2017 is made up of commercial waste. As the region continues to grow, Wake County is helping organizations fund projects that will reduce the amount of commercial waste that ends up in the landfill.

Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is currently accepting applications for the Commercial Waste Reduction Grant Program. Commercial, industrial, institutional and non-profit agencies looking to increase their waste prevention efforts and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills are encouraged to apply.

Through the grant program, organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to fund innovative commercial waste reduction projects. A maximum of $40,000 will be awarded through this program from the county. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Proposed projects must focus on waste prevention or recycling in Wake County. Awarded grant funds cannot be used for repayment of existing debt, payment of overhead, legal fees or other uses that do not focus on reducing waste.

To learn more and apply for the grant, visit the Wake County Waste and Recycling website.

About the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division
The Wake County Solid Waste Management Division provides waste disposal and recycling services to residents and businesses in Wake County. The division manages 17 waste facilities including a landfill, waste transfer station, residential waste and recycling convenience centers, household hazardous waste and multi-material recycling drop-off facilities. To learn more, visit wakegov.com/recycling.


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