11 Counties Eligible to Receive State Recycling Rebates

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 05:00 pm

Top Waste Generators Based on 2012 Reporting Data Eligible 

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid Waste Management is notifying 11 counties and their municipalities that generate the most waste in Tennessee that they are eligible for recycling rebates based on their final 2011 waste generation reporting data. 

Recycling rebates are made available to the top 11 counties that generate the most waste in Tennessee, based on data reported for both landfilled and diverted waste. The rebate requires a dollar-for-dollar match, and may be used for establishing new programs and collection sites, preparing recyclable materials for transport, marketing and developing educational programs to promote and advertise recycling. 

A total of $300,000 is available for recycling rebates from the Solid Waste Management Fund for fiscal year 2012-2013, with funds allocated to county and municipal governments based on county waste generation data and population. The Solid Waste Management Fund is comprised of tipping fee surcharges at Tennessee landfills and tire pre-disposal fees. The 11 counties eligible to share the current pool of funding include Bradley, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Madison, Montgomery, Rutherford, Shelby, Sullivan and Williamson counties.

All counties and municipalities must return an application to the Department of Environment and Conservation to receive the rebate funds. Each municipality has the option of retaining the rebate or surrendering its rebate funds to the county, and each county may surrender its rebate funds to a municipality if it handles the recycling for the county. 

If a municipality fails to respond, its funds will be made available to the county. If the county does not respond, the funds are returned to the Solid Waste Management Fund. 

For more information about recycling rebates and other solid waste assistance programs, visit www.tn.gov/environment/swm/grants.  For a complete list of the recycling rebates available to the 11 counties and their municipalities, please see list below. 

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Recycling Rebates by County / FY 2012-2013 


 


 


Bradley


$5,408


Cleveland


$3,868


 


 


Davidson


$46,504


Belle Meade


$224


Forest Hills


$371


Goodlettsville***         


$795


Oak Hill


$349


 


 


Hamilton


$8,581


Chattanooga          


$13,415


Collegedale


$653


East Ridge


$1,676


Red Bank


$931


Signal Mountain


$604


Soddy-Daisy


$1,016


 


 


Knox


$26,854


Farragut***              


$2,390


Knoxville


$20,632


 


 


Loudon


$7,263


Lenoir City


$1,875


Greenback


$231


Town of Loudon


$1,167


 


 


Madison


$3,800


Jackson


$7,899


Threeway


$207


 


 


Montgomery


$2,786


Clarksville


$9,397


 


 


Rutherford


$4,886


LaVergne


$1,959


Murfreesboro


$6,533


Smyrna


$2,403


 


 


Shelby


$10,563


Arlington


$1,114


Bartlett


$5,282


Collierville


$4,253


Germantown


$3,757


Lakeland


$1,202


Memphis


$62,559


Millington


$984


 


 


Sullivan


$7,529


Bristol


$2,396


Kingsport***          


$4,146


 


 


Williamson


$3,026


Brentwood


$2,334


Fairview


$486


Franklin


$3,936


Nolensville


$369


Spring Hill***          


$1,387


 


 


Total


$300,000

 

***   Municipalities divided among two or more counties