Wake County Solid Waste Management is accepting Commercial Waste Reduction Grant applications. Organizations looking to increase their involvement in waste prevention efforts and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills are encouraged to apply. Up to $10,000 is available for innovative commercial waste reduction projects. 
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Contact us for more information about the Commercial Waste Reduction Grants.

Past Recipients

To get an idea about the kinds of projects we've funded in the past, check out our previous grant winners:


  • Cary Creative Center to expand outreach efforts and collection of industrial discards to develop educational activities for science projects in local schools.

  • North Carolina State University Compost Training Facility to update composting and vermicomposting systems.

  • North Carolina Consumers Council to implement plastic bag recycling at local grocery stores.

  • Cary Family YMCA implemented a comprehensive recycling program and incorporated environmental education into summer camps.

  • Wake Tech Community College expanded their recycling to three campuses and at outdoor locations and parking decks.

  • Community Workforce Solutions started a company wide recycling and waste reduction program.

  • Triangle Volleyball Club started a plastic bottle recycling program.

  • Town of Zebulon conducted a community recycling event to collect materials banned from the landfill.

  • Fellowship Heath Resources started a recycling and compost program.

  • NCSU Office of Waste Reduction started composting in campus cafeterias.

  • Ravenscroft School implemented a lunchroom composting program.

  • Tierra Ideas implemented a tire inner tube recycling program.

  • St. Timothy's School started a cafeteria composting program, eliminated water bottles and disposable utensils and plates as well as expanded their existing recycling program throughout the school.

  • Biogen Idec started composting all food waste from the cafeteria, eliminating Styrofoam and replacing it with biodegradable service ware (composted as well), and increasing the number of recycling receptacles throughout the facility.

  • Wake Technical Community College will improve and expand their already existing recycling program to include beverage container and paper recycling in academic buildings at all campus locations.

  • Capital Area Soccer League in Raleigh will use funding to implement a beverage container recycling program at the WRAL Soccer Center.

  • Environmental Control, Triangle, an office-cleaning provider in Raleigh, will use funding to expand its services to include recycling of office materials.

  • Kraft Family YMCA in Holly Springs will open their facility this spring with a brand new recycling program for beverage containers and paper.

  • Waste Management Recycle America will enhance their environmental education center at their material recovery facility in Raleigh, with educational panels explaining the importance of recycling and the process that occurs when materials are recycled.

  • RBC Center – to offset the cost of recycling containers and signage associated with the development of a stadium-wide container recycling program.

  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle – to offset the cost of equipment used to move reusable food products from tractor-trailers, allowing the organization to move an additional 40,000 lbs. of food per week.

  • Pro Forma Triangle Print Services – to promote and encourage customers to use recycled-content products.

  • Whole Foods – to offset the costs associated with starting a food waste collection program.

  • American Recyclers – grant funds helped with the purchase of a generator for the mobile paper shredding and recycling company.

  • Clean Green – startup for an oil filter collection and recycling program, including a box truck and marketing materials.

  • Habitat Reuse Center – purchase materials made from recycled content products used in the construction of their new facility.

  • Rowland Landfill – purchase equipment for new concrete crushing plant.

  • Paper Stock Dealers – for the development of an environmental education center at their Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Raleigh.

  • Carolina Mudcats – implement, educate and market a stadium-wide recycling program for aluminum cans, glass, cardboard and paper products.

  • Glenaire Retirement Community – expand their recycling efforts beyond aluminum, glass, plastic and paper to implement a food waste composting program.

  • Tyco Electronics – purchased compartmentalized recycling containers to expand their recycling program to include plastic and glass, also implementing an educational campaign for employees.

  • N.C. State University – to implement a recycling program at Carter-Finley Stadium.

  • Urban Ministries – to compost nonedible food waste from their food pantry.

Have questions or need more information? Contact Bianca Howard or call 919-856-7400.