Friday, March 8, 2019

DEP Accepting Applications For 2018 Recycling Performance Grants; Grants To Increase By 20%

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the calendar year 2018 Recycling Performance Grants.  The deadline for applications is September 30.  (formal notice)
Due to funding available for the Recycling Performance Grant program for calendar year 2018, the funding formula has been amended from previous years which will increase individual grants by an extra 20 percent.
Funds will be awarded to municipalities based upon the weight of source-separated recyclable materials
For residential tonnage, municipalities that market some or all of their own material are not subject to the 20 percent residue deduction for those materials. Marketed means that the materials were sold to a manufacturer for the purposes of converting the recyclables into new product. Compensation/rebates from a collector or processor do not count as the marketing of materials.
Materials that go to a second-hand processor are subject to the 20 percent residue deduction—weight receipts from that entity cannot be considered as market receipts for the municipality (the processor cannot prorate marketed materials to one or more municipalities).
For commercial tonnage, materials that go directly from the generator to a market can be exempt from the 20 percent rate. Documentation must include a statement from the commercial entity or home office of the commercial entity that the materials are directly marketed without further processing. Any commercial materials that are sorted/processed after leaving the generator are subject to the 20 percent residue rate.
Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for additional details.  
For more information, visit DEP’s Recycling Performance Grants webpage.  Questions should be directed to Mark Vottero by sending email to:

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