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Grant Funding for Local Governments

Solid Waste Grant Program

The Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program is funded by a $2 fee on appliances and lead-acid batteries charged upon purchase at the retail level. The grant program funds general recycling or waste reduction projects, such as building recycling centers or buying recycling equipment.

The Office is currently soliciting applications from local governments for food recovery programs, "twin-the-bin" recycling programs and commercial glass recycling programs.

For more information, contact DHEC by e-mail or by calling 1-800-768-7348.

  • Cycle: Annual
  • Eligible Applicants: Counties, cities, towns or regions within South Carolina that provide solid waste services.
  • Award Amounts: Competitive
  • Scope: Assistance is for projects that can demonstrate a positive impact on a local government's efforts to reach their recycling and waste reduction goals.
The Used Motor Oil Grant Program

The Used Motor Oil Program is funded by a fee of two cents per quart collected at the wholesale level on the sale of motor oil. Grant funding may be used by counties and municipalities for the implementation or expansion of programs associated with the proper disposal of used motor oil, used motor oil filters and used oil/gasoline mixtures by do-it-yourself oil changers.

For more information, contact DHEC by e-mail or by calling 1-800-768-7348.

  • Cycle: Annual
  • Eligible Applicants: Counties, cities, towns or regions within South Carolina that provide solid waste services.
  • Award Amounts: Competitive
  • Scope: Establishment, expansion and continued operation of used motor oil collection programs for do-it-yourselfer oil changers. This is to include equipment and programs related to the collection of used motor oil, oil filters, oil bottles and oil/gasoline mixtures.
The Waste Tire Grant Program

The Waste Tire Grant Program is funded by a $2 fee per tire at the retail level. Of that amount, 50 cents is used for grants to counties or local governments. Waste tire grants are used for costs associated with the collection or recycling of waste tires.

For more information, contact DHEC by e-mail or by calling 1-800-768-7348.

  • Cycle: Annual with mid-year applications accepted for stockpile remediation.
  • Eligible Applicants: Counties, cities, towns or regions within South Carolina that provide solid waste services.
  • Award Amounts: Competitive
  • Scope: Collection and recycling of waste tires as well as remediation of waste tire dump sites.
Grant Approval Forms

Local governments may print out any (or all) of the following approval forms as needed. Please fax the completed forms to (803) 898-1426. For additional information, you may contact us at 1-800-768-7348.

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