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Funding Programs

Student Research Grants

Divert NS provides student research grants for research related to solid waste diversion. Leveraging the knowledge and capacity of our universities, the program is intended to support student research projects that will provide a commercial benefit to businesses and municipalities and/or result in the increase of diversion of materials from our landfills.

While the program provides grants to honours undergraduate students and graduate thesis research that will investigate, design, and develop:

  • Materials or products that incorporate solid waste resources
  • Technologies that will facilitate the separation and recovery of solid waste resources
  • Enhanced market opportunities for solid waste resources and/or recycled materials

Want to apply to receive funding from Divert NS? Download guidelines and application information.

To learn more about funding recipients, visit our Funding that Makes a Difference page.

 

Research & Development

For Research & Development funding, we provide support for projects designed to assist research and development initiatives that support the Province’s Solid Waste-Resource Management Strategy and the mandates of Divert NS. The program will provide research funding support to investigate, design and develop:

  • Materials or products that incorporate solid waste resources
  • Technologies that will facilitate the separation and recovery of solid waste resources
  • Enhanced market opportunities for solid waste resources and/or recycled materials.

Want to apply to receive funding from Divert NS? Download guidelines and application information.

To learn more about funding recipients, visit our Funding that Makes a Difference page.

 

Value-Added Manufacturing

Through our Value-Added Manufacturing funding, Divert NS provides funding for projects designed to commercialize new technology, products, or services. These projects may include developments of new:

  • Products from solid waste-resources
  • Waste-resources processing and handling technologies
  • Markets for waste resources

Want to apply to receive funding from Divert NS? Download guidelines and application information.

To learn more about funding recipients, visit our Funding that Makes a Difference page.

 

Funding Municipal Diversion Efforts

To encourage the development of innovative products and waste diversion efforts, Divert NS offers funding for research and development projects related to solid waste diversion. Priority is placed on projects that will divert significant quantities and/or types of materials from our landfills.

Diversion Credits

Divert NS will provide $4.7 million to Nova Scotia’s 54 municipalities in waste diversion credits funding in Fiscal 2016. This funding supports their waste management infrastructure and the delivery of waste management programs. The funding represents 70% of Divert NS’ revenues and is distributed based on municipal solid waste diversion rates. The funding is used to help support local recycling, composting, and other waste diversion programs.

Enforcement Funding

A total of $700,000 was allocated to municipal enforcement activities in Fiscal 2016 and each region used their full $100,000 budget.

Funding for Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Programs

Divert NS provided $112,000 in funding to municipalities in Fiscal 2016 to assist in the disposal of Hazardous Household Waste (HHW).

 

ENVIRO-DEPOT™ Infrastructure Funding

Through the ENVIRO-DEPOT™ Infrastructure Funding Program, Divert NS provides interest free loans to ENVIRO-DEPOT™ owners to make improvements to operations and facilities that are used for Divert NS programs and activities.

Eligible costs may include:

  • New or upgraded equipment or software
  • Studies to improve efficiencies
  • Pilot projects to determine the effectiveness of new procedures or equipment
  • Buildings, including improvements to existing structures, additions, or separate storage
  • Occupational health and safety training
  • In-kind contributions that are essential to the project and represent fair market value 

Want to apply to receive funding from Divert NS? Download guidelines and application information.