Materials Management

DEQ awards project grants on a yearly basis for any project that reduces waste generation, promotes reuse, or recovers solid waste through recycling, composting or anaerobic digestion. These might include changing processes or materials to prevent waste, creating reuse infrastructure, processing and other waste prevention, recycling, composting and waste recovery initiatives.

2018 grant update

DEQ’s Materials Management Program has awarded $600,000 in grant funding to 16 local governments and nonprofits after the most competitive application process in the grant program’s history. The funding covers projects that promote the prevention, recovery or reuse of solid wastes and is spread over nine counties. 
2018 Awarded Projects (descriptions and award amounts)

Information for 2018 grantees


Upcoming grant opportunities

DEQ has not announced dates for the 2019 grant round. Check back at a later date for more information or sign up to receive program updates.


Regional contacts for ongoing grantees


​Cathie Rhoades
4026 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Cathy Brown 
165 East Seventh St., Suite 100
Eugene, OR  97401
Eric Clanton
800 SE Emigrant Street, Suite 330,
Pendleton, OR 97801
​Matt Slafkosky
400 E Scenic Drive,
Suite 307
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-298-7255   Ext. 236
​Daniel Hough
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201-4987


For more information about our 2018 grant opportunities, contact Marie Diodati, 503-229-5446.

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Past grant highlights