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Grant Funding for Local Governments

Grant applications are now being accepted!

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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The Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling is co-hosting a series of grant workshops throughout the state, to discuss program goals, grant guidelines and submittal instructions for the FY19 Solid Waste, Used Oil and Waste Tire Grants.

The FY19 grant cycle is open to any South Carolina local government which provides solid waste recycling and/or disposal services, and has submitted a FY2017 Full Cost Disclosure Report to the Department.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • January 25: Colleton Farmers Market
    506 E. Washington St.
    Walterboro, SC 29488
    10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • January 30: (Greenville) Twin Chimneys Landfill
    11075 Augusta Rd.
    Honea Path, SC 29654
    10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • February 2: Columbia DHEC Sims/Aycock Building
    2600 Bull St.
    Columbia, SC 29201
    10a.m. to 12 noon
  • February 8: Florence Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
    2314 Pisgah Rd.
    Florence, SC 29501
    10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • February 14: Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority
    9900 Atomic Rd.
    Jackson, SC 29831
    10 a.m. to 12 noon
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.

For grant applications and 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 grant applications and 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.

  • 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 email the completed forms to swgrants@dhec.sc.gov. For additional information, you may contact us at 1-800-768-7348.

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