Recycling Consolidation Grant to responsible units
The 2021 Recycling Grant Application Period is Open.
Applications are due October 1, 2020.
The Recycling Consolidation Grant is available in addition to the basic Recycling Grant. This grant program was created in the state 2011-13 Budget to offer supplemental assistance for Responsible Units (e.g. cities, towns, villages, counties, tribes or solid waste management system) that meet the eligibility criteria in s. 287.24, Wis. Stats.
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Who can apply
Responsible Units: cities, towns, villages, counties, federally recognized tribe or band in this state or a solid waste management system under s. 59.70(2), Wis. Stats. and s. 287.09(1), Wis. Stats.
In order to be eligible for the Recycling Consolidation Grant, Responsible Units must:
Residential and two-four unit household recycling and yard waste program costs (net of the sale of recovered materials). Examples include but are not limited to:
- education & outreach materials;
- collection/transport of residential recyclables;
- RU employee salary, wages and benefits;
- utility services;
- contractual (purchased) services; and
- rents and leases.
Examples of ineligible costs
Collection of recyclables or yard waste from governmental, businesses and residential housing larger than four units and other costs as defined in s. NR 542.05, Wis. Adm. Code.
Applications are submitted from July through October for the upcoming grant year.
Grant award payments are issued no later than June 1 of the grant year.
Actual expenditure documentation is due annually on April 30 for the preceding year by completing the Recycling Activities and Actual Costs Annual Report.
Completed grant applications that are submitted by the due date of October 1 are eligible for full funding. Applications submitted after the October 1 due date are subject to reduced funding as follows:
|Date Submitted||Percent Funding|
|By October 1||100%|
|By October 10||95%|
|By October 21||90%|
|By October 30||75%|
|October 31 or later||0%|
Note: If the grant application due date falls on a non-business day, the due date is moved to the next business day.
Our recycling grant application is available online from July through October each year. Responsible Units will receive an email notification with recycling grant application instructions on or about the 1st of July each year.
Both recycling grants are applied for with one application. If you are applying for the basic Recycling Grant you are not required to complete the section related to Recycling Consolidation. If you are applying for both the basic Recycling Grant and Recycling Consolidation Grant you will need to fill out the whole application including the Section specific to Recycling Consolidation.
Note: The grant application is an online report filled out and submitted electronically.
To access the electronic grant application report, you will need to have a personally registered User ID (commonly referred to as a WAMS ID) and Password. If you do not already have a User ID and Password, please go to the DNR Switchboard and:
- Create your WAMS ID and Password
- Request Access Roles
If you already have a WAMS ID for doing other types of electronic reporting with the state but not as a Responsible Unit Recycling Authorized Representative, Primary Contact, or Report Preparer, then you will need to update your WAMS ID account profile to include Recycling - Responsible Unit Report Submittals and the role(s) of Authorized Representative, Primary Contact, or Secondary Contact.
- 2021 Grant Application Instructions
- Sample Cooperative Agreement
- Recycling Consolidation Grant, s. 287.24, Wis. Stats.
- Procurement Guide for Local Governments Receiving DNR Grants
- Tips and Guidance for Responsible Unit Cooperation and Consolidation
Codes and statutes
- Contact information
- For information on recycling grants, contact:
- Wendy Peich
DNR Community Financial Assistance