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Apply For A Grant For Your Reusable Transport Packaging

Are you shipping goods within or to Alameda County? You may qualify for up to $5,000 for the purchase of reusable transport packaging such as durable crates, pallets, and intermediate bulk containers. Reduce waste and eliminate recurring packaging costs.

Use Reusables, a program from the Alameda County public agency StopWaste, is offering funding up to $5,000 per approved business or institution, for the purchase of reusable transport packaging. To be eligible for a Use Reusables mini-grant you must be an incorporated private company, non-profit organization, public agency, or institution and in compliance with all U.S. federal, state and local land use, regulatory and permit requirements.


Eligible projects must:

1. Replace single – or limited – use transport packaging with durable materials designed for at least 50 uses under normal circumstances, such as:

  • Durable pallets or bins
  • Reusable pallet-wrap, bands or belts
  • Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)
  • Or other reusable transport packaging solutions such as reusable dunnage

2. New products must be implemented within six months of application

3. Application must fit one of the following descriptions:

  • The project demonstrates the ability to reduce transport-packaging waste generation in Alameda County during the course of project implementation, OR
  • The project demonstrates the ability to reduce packaging used to transport materials/products originating outside of Alameda County that are shipped with an end destination in Alameda County.

How Do I Apply?

Go to and submit your application by October 31, 2016. The grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis, until all funds are expended. All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to secure funding availability.

How TranPak Can Help?

TranPak is the leading distributer of plastic material handling products. We have in-stock plastic palletshandheld containers, and intermediate bulk containers to fulfill your reusable transport packaging needs.
Call (800) 827-2474 or email us for any questions you may have.

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