Grant Funding for Local Governments


NOW ACCEPTING FY2021 GRANT PROPOSALS!

DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (Office) is now accepting proposals from South Carolina local governments and regions for the implementation or expansion of waste reduction and/or recycling projects.

For grant applications and information, contact DHEC by e-mail at swgrants@dhec.sc.gov or by calling 1-800-768-7348. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2020.

The Office is accepting proposals for solid waste, used oil and waste tire projects.

 

Save the Date - Local Government Grant Workshops! 

The Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling is co-hosting a series of grant workshops throughout the state for local governments to discuss program goals, grant guidelines and submittal instructions for the FY2021 Solid Waste, Used Oil and Waste Tire Grants.  We hope you will join us at a workshop close to you, but we will also schedule individual appointments as needed. Please feel free to bring other recycling program or finance staff members.

Please RSVP to swgrants@dhec.sc.gov and let us know which workshop you plan to attend. 

Wednesday, February 5
Columbia - DHEC Sims/Aycock Building

2600 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
10 a.m. to 12 noon 

Thursday, February 6
Colleton - Farmers Market

506 E. Washington St.
Walterboro, SC  29488
10 a.m. to 12 noon 

Tuesday, February 11
Greenville - Twin Chimneys Landfill

11075 Augusta Rd.
Honea Path, SC 29654
10 a.m. to 12 noon 
 
Thursday, February 13
Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority

9900 Atomic Road
Jackson, SC 29831
10 a.m. to 12 noon 

Wednesday, February 19
Florence - Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments

2314 Pisgah Rd.
Florence, SC 29501
10 a.m. to 12 noon 


Overview

DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (Office) provides grant opportunities to local counties, cities, towns, or regions within South Carolina that provide solid waste services. Applications are typically available every fiscal year opening in the spring. Any local government or region that applies must have demonstrated a good faith effort to meet the requirements of the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 and submitted the appropriate reports as required by the Act.


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.

  • 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.

Contact - Celeste Duckett, Solid Waste, (803) 898-1338


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.

  • 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.

Contact - Woody Barnes, Used Oil, (803) 898-1345


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.

  • 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.

Contact - Stefanie Vandiver, Waste Tires, (803) 898-1354


Grant Approval Forms

Local governments may print out any (or all) of the following approval forms as needed. Please email the completed forms to swgrants@dhec.sc.gov.

D-2081 Reimbursement Invoice D-2082 Promotional-Education Material Approval Form D-2083 Professional Development Approval D-2791 Solid Waste Quarterly Report D-2792 Waste Tire Quarterly Report D-2794 Used Oil Quarterly Report

Available Artwork Catalog

The Office may alter available artwork by request. All previews are in PDF format

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RecycleMoreSC Recycling Center Signs & Stickers

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