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Solid Waste Assistance & Recycling Programs

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2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan

The Solid Waste Assistance Programs group is divided into three sections to provide assistance to the 66 solid waste planning regions and Tennessee's 95 counties.

The Planning, Reporting, and Waste Reduction section oversees the recycling, waste reduction and solid waste planning activities within the State of Tennessee.

The Problem Waste section provides technical assistance to the regions and counties in the handling of problem wastes. Problem wastes include waste tires, used oil, batteries, anti-freeze, electronics and household hazardous wastes. This section also coordinates the household hazardous waste mobile events and manages the state's used oil program and waste tire program.

Financial assistance is provided by our Solid Waste Grants section. This section manages over 200 grants each year. In FY 2012-13, out grants program awarded over two million dollars to improve solid waste infrastructure. Specialized grants for recycling equipment, used oil, waste tire clean-ups are just a few. Funding comes from the Solid Waste Management Fund which is generated by the tipping fee surcharge and waste tire pre-disposal collection fee.