$18 million awarded to local units of government to assist with recycling program operations

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MADISON–Nearly $18 million in Basic Recycling Grants have been awarded to 1,024 local governments to offset some costs associated with local recycling program operations during calendar year 2016. A statutory formula determines each grant award amount. Additionally, 193 of these local governments also qualified for 2016 Recycling Consolidation Grants calculated at 26 cents per person.

Basic Recycling Grant awards are made to cities, towns, villages, counties, tribes or solid waste management organizations, for residential recycling and yard waste program costs that are necessary for planning and operating an effective recycling program.

Recycling Consolidation Grants provide supplemental assistance to local governments that meet additional criteria.

Recycling grant payment checks were issued on May 27, 2016. Award notification letters informing local governments of the amount of its award were sent via email on May 27. Local units of government that have not provided an email address will receive their letter via U.S. Postal Service.

The 2016 Recycling Grant Summary Report [PDF] is available on the Basic Recycling Grant page of the DNR website page under Related Links. This report will show all grant recipients and the amount of their grant awards.

Basic Recycling and Recycling Consolidation grants are administered by the Bureau of Community Financial Assistance. More information about DNR grant programs is available on the DNR website.