Washington County receives recycling grant

Published Feb 11, 2013 at 10:06 am (Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 10:06 am)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday that Washington County will receive a portion of $17.8 million in recycling grants awarded to 131 municipalities and counties for developing and implementing recycling programs.

Washington County was awarded $246,861.

“Recycling plays a key role in improving Pennsylvania’s economy and protecting its environment,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “These grants further that cause, and DEP is proud to invest in local programs that help the awardees strengthen their recycling programs.”

Examples of eligible projects include operating compost facilities, developing web-based programs on recycling for consumers, expanding recycling processing facilities, installing data collection systems on recycling vehicles, continuing and creating curb side recycling programs and developing educational materials to encourage residents to recycle.

This is the 53rd round of grants being awarded since the inception of the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act in 1988, also known as Act 101.

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