Universal recycling grants, loans available for Delaware’s commercial sector, including businesses and institutions

DOVER (March 22, 2013)  – Applications are being accepted through March 28 for Universal Recycling grants and low interest loans for Delaware’s commercial sector to assist them in collecting, transporting, processing and marketing recyclables. All for profit, not-for profit retail or wholesale stores, offices, food service establishments, warehouses and other manufacturing, industrial or processing entities and institutions, such as social, charitable, educational, health care, professional and government services, are encouraged to apply.

Grant and loan guidance, the application, frequently asked questions, and recycling toolkits can be found by visiting DNREC’s website, grant guidance and application or www.recycling.delaware.gov. For more information, contact James Short at James.Short@state.de.us or 302-739-9403.

Established by the Delaware Solid Waste Recycling Law, the Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program is designed to help implement:

  • Source separated recyclables collection and processing with emphasis on start- up costs for residential single-stream recyclables collection; and
  • Start-up costs for initiatives which result in recycling solid waste materials which would otherwise be landfilled, with emphasis on commercial waste.

Read the full press release on the Delaware Department of Natural Resources website.