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MassDEP Waste & Recycling Grants & Assistance

Financial and technical assistance available from MassDEP and other organizations.

MassDEP Programs

Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants
Supports local recycling, composting/organics, reuse, source reduction, policy development and enforcement activities that increase diversion and reduce disposal.

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 planning assistance from a MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator (MAC).

Recycling IQ Kit
An open source set of steps, tools and resources to help you increase the quantity and improve the quality of recycling in your community.

Reduce, Reuse, Repair Micro-Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 to municipalities, regional authorities, and eligible organizations for short-term waste reduction projects.

Recycling & Reuse Business Development Grants
Helps Massachusetts recycling processors and manufacturers create sustainable markets for eligible materials.

Related Programs

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

Recycling Loan Fund
Provides loans of up to $500,000 to help Massachusetts businesses obtain the capital they need for recycling-related activities.

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.