The Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant Program furthers the goals of the SWTF by providing financial support for projects that meet the requirements described in O.C.G.A. § 12-8-27.1 and O.C.G.A. § 12-8-37.1 of the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act (Act), and Rule 391-3-21.17 of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (Rules).
Georgia EPD is pleased to announce $3.5M in funding for FY24 for recycling, waste diversion, and scrap tire abatement and reuse through the Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant Program.
There are three unique grant tracks. Each is described below:
The Recycling and Waste Diversion (RWD) Grant provides financial support to projects in Georgia to reduce solid waste, recover valuable materials, support manufacturing, and encourage innovation.
The Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement (STAR) Program reimburses local governments for the direct costs associated with recycling tires abated in their communities. Eligible projects include right-of-way cleanups, scrap tire collection events, and local government led scrap tire abatement projects.
The Tire Products (Tire) Grant FY24 cycle offers $1M for projects that incorporate scrap tire-derived products into paving, trail, and playground surfaces or that identify innovative uses for these products through research. The Tire Grant provides financial support to projects in Georgia that reduce solid waste, support manufacturing and market development for scrap tires, and encourage innovation. Awarded grant funds will pay for the direct costs related to the incorporation of tire-derived products into projects that would normally utilize new or virgin materials, or for research projects to support scrap tire innovations.