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.

 


Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga: Outdoor Chattanooga Featured Event Huck Finn Family Paddling Adventure  July 10   Join Outdoor Chattanooga on a  Huck Finn Family Paddling Adventure  on  Fri., July 10  from  5 to 8:30 p.m.  We'll paddle canoe pontoons ... (click for more)

Georgia Is 1 Of 3 State Agencies To Receive Grant through New RBFF Program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) on Monday announced the recipients of its new State Innovative R3 Program Grants. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are the first three states to receive funds through this new grants program to support innovative and sustainable state marketing ... (click for more)

Fuel Spill Shuts Down Westbound Traffic At I-24/Hwy. 27 Split; Multiple Vehicles Involved In Crash

Chattanooga Police on Saturday morning were at the scene of a traffic crash involving an 18-wheeler at the I-24/Hwy. 27 split in the westbound lanes. At 7:33 p.m., police said I -24 westbound was shut down due to a fuel spill from the crash. E mergency crews were working to clear the roadway. The wreck blocked the freeway for several hours. T raffic was diverted ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Fourth Of July, 2015

As one who is about good and fed up with being “socially correct” so less than 10 percent of us can dictate how the other 90 percent of us ought to think, I am going to pause today in order to share a wonderfully fun email that has been around for a while. It is aptly called, “You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop.” Before I do, I got a sweet note the other day from my dear friend ... (click for more)