Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants

MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants support recycling, composting/organics, reuse, source reduction, policy development and enforcement activities that increase diversion of municipal solid waste and household hazardous waste from disposal. MassDEP accepts applications between early April and mid June annually.

SMRP Recycling Dividends Program (RDP)

RDP provides payments to municipalities that have implemented specific programs and policies proven to maximize reuse, recycling and waste reduction.

SMRP Municipal Technical Assistance Grants

Applicants can receive up to 80 hours of recycling/solid waste or Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) planning assistance from a MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator (MAC). MassDEP accepts applications three times per year: winter, summer and fall.

Recycling Business Development Grants

This program is intended to help Massachusetts recycling processors and manufacturers create sustainable markets for eligible materials.

Closed Loop Fund

A social impact fund investing $100 million in business and municipal efforts to increase the recycling of products and packaging.

Financial & Technical Assistance for Anaerobic Digestion Projects

A matrix of grant, loan and assistance programs available to renewable energy developers who are proposing organics processing projects.

Recycling Loan Fund

Administered by BDC Capital and funded by MassDEP this fund provides loans of between $50,000 and $500,000 to help Massachusetts businesses active in obtain the capital they need for recycling-related activities.