Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 542.05 - Eligible and ineligible costs
(1) ELIGIBLE COSTS. The grantee's recycling program costs, net of the sale of recovered materials, that are reasonable and necessary for planning, constructing or operating a recycling program are eligible for grant assistance. Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to:
(a) The costs of planning, including consultant fees;
(b) Construction costs, including capitalized interest, professional services of an attorney, and engineering services for design, construction and construction inspection;
(c) Training, salaries and fringe benefit costs of personnel;
(d) The purchase of necessary supplies;
(e) Capital purchases for:
1. Equipment; equipment costing $1,000 or more and with an expected life of 3 years or more will be funded on an amortized basis;
2. Land, including site acquisition at fair market value and site preparation costs;
(f) The allocable cost of using equipment not purchased with grant monies as provided under s. NR 542.10(1) (b) 3;
(g) Costs of collecting recyclables, marketing and transporting recyclables to market;
(h) Public education and enforcement costs;
(i) Written contracts entered into by responsible units to obtain services necessary for an effective recycling program;
(j) The following costs of a solid waste facility designed to recover recyclables from postconsumer waste:
1. All costs that can be directly isolated to the recycling component;
2. The proportionate share of the remaining costs as calculated as a proportion of recovered recyclables to total waste, by weight; and
(k) Cost of documenting how solid waste which is generated in the grantee's region and is not separated or recovered for recycling will be managed, as required by s. 287.11(2) (ew), Stats.
(2) INELIGIBLE COSTS. Costs not directly associated with or not necessary for planning, construction or operation of an effective recycling program are not eligible for grant assistance. Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to:
(a) Costs incurred either prior to January 1 or after December 31 for each grant;
(b) The costs of collecting and disposing of municipal solid waste not separated for recycling, except as provided for in sub. (1)(k);
(c) Fines and penalties due to violations of, or failure to comply with, federal, state or local laws, regulations, rules and ordinances;
(d) Ordinary operating expenses of local government, such as salaries and expenses of a mayor or city council members that are not directly related to the recycling program;
(e) Interest or finance charges;
(f) Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another federal or state financial assistance program;
(g) Costs incurred in a contract which creates a real or apparent conflict of interest. An apparent conflict of interest arises when an official or employee of a grantee participates in the selection, awarding or administration of a contract supported by this program and:
1. The official or employee, or his or her partner or immediate family member, has an ownership interest in the firm selected for the contract; or
2. Any person identified in subd.1. receives any contract, gratuity or favor from the award of the contract;
(h) The purchase of plastic containers for the collection of recyclable materials unless the recycled content of the plastic containers is at least 25% by weight.
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