TDEC Announces $444,300 In Used Motor Oil Collection Grants

Grants Will Help Encourage Proper Collection Of Used Motor Oil Across Tennessee

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid Waste Management announced $444,300 in Used Motor Oil Collection Grants to establish, upgrade or replace existing equipment or establish a new collection center.

“Educating citizens on the proper disposal of used motor oil can have a direct impact on the water quality of Tennessee’s lakes, streams and groundwater,” TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau said.

Tennesseans who change their own motor oil generate more than one million gallons of used oil each year, which can pollute soil and water and interfere with the operation of sewer systems when not properly disposed. The General Assembly authorized the Used Oil Collection Act of 1993 to assist local communities in collecting used oil and reducing its negative effects on the environment. Tennessee’s Solid Waste Management Act requires counties to have at least one place in the county where used oil can be properly disposed. Used oil collection grants are funded by a two cent deposit on every quart of oil purchased in the state.

Used Motor Oil Collection Grants assist local governments in improving and expanding used oil infrastructure for the collection of used oil from do-it-yourselfers. Equipment purchased through the Used Motor Oil Collection Grants may include containers, used oil heaters, containment structures, shelter covers and other items. Tennessee counties, cities, solid waste authorities and counties having a metropolitan form of government are eligible for funding consideration.

The priorities for receiving a grant include upgrading or replacing equipment to bring used oil collection centers up to the standards of the Used Oil Collection and Recycling Grant Program requirements. An additional priority is the establishment of a new do-it-yourself used oil collection center.

The Used Motor Oil Collection Grants announced Wednesday include: 

Applicant

County

Grant Amount

Project/Equipment Description

Carroll County

Carroll

$8,500

Heater

City of Bean Station

Grainger

$5,300

Tank, canopy, pad, pump, absorbent

City of Jellico

Campbell

$13,800

Tank, canopy, pad, heater, pump, absorbent

City of Newport

Cocke

$5,300

Tank, canopy, pad, pump, absorbent

City of Rockwood

Roane

$13,800

Tank, canopy, pad, heater, pump, absorbent

Crockett County

Crockett

$2,000

Absorbents

Cumberland County

Cumberland

$113,300

Tanks, canopies, pads, crushers, heaters, pumps, absorbents

DeKalb County

DeKalb

$9,200

Tanks, canopies, pads, absorbents

Dickson County

Dickson

$8,600

Tank, canopies, pad, absorbents

Grainger County

Grainger

$45,600

Tanks, canopies, pads, heater, pumps, absorbents

Hardeman County

Hardeman

$35, 100

Tanks, canopy, pads

Henderson County

Henderson

$9,200

Tanks, canopies, pads, absorbents

Henry County

Henry

$12,200

Tank, heater, pump, absorbent

Jackson County

Jackson

$9,200

Tanks, canopies, pads, absorbents

Jefferson County

Jefferson

$2,500

Crusher

Knox County

Knox

$4,000

Absorbents

Marshall County

Marshall

$15,800

Tank, canopy, pad, heater, pump, absorbents

McNairy County

McNairy

$16,300

Tank, canopy, pad, crusher, heater, pump, absorbent

Morgan County

Morgan

$15,300

Tank, canopy, pad, crusher, heater, pump, absorbent

Obion County

Obion

$9,000

Heater, absorbent

Perry County

Perry

$6,600

Tanks, canopy, pad

Roane County

Roane

$9,200

Heater, pump

Scott County

Scott

$19,100

Tanks, canopies, pads, pumps, absorbent, heater

Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.

Sevier

$9,200

Tanks, canopies, pads, absorbents

Town of Vonore

Monroe

$13,800

Tank, canopy, pad, heater, pump, absorbent

Union County Solid Waste Authority

Union

$23,900

Tanks, canopies, pads, heater, pumps, absorbents

Washington County

Washington

$8,500

Heater

Visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/solid-waste/solid-waste_used-oil.shtml or call toll-free at 800 287-9013 for more information concerning used oil collection centers, operating hours, requirements for collection locations that accept commercial used oil and other facts about used oil.

 


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