(HARRISBURG) Senator Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, announced that more than $1 million from the Recycling Development and Implementation Grant Program has been awarded to various counties and municipalities in the 23rd Senatorial District.
Yaw said the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicated that funding priority was given for incentive-based programs, alternative –fuel vehicles, multi-governmental projects and new fiber collection and processing programs.
According to information received from DEP, the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority will receive $304,717 for its Recycling Center, and Sayre Borough will receive $343,000 for a Yard Waste Composting Program.
Other projects funded include the Lycoming County Resource Management Department, which will receive $361,534 for it Drop-off Recycling Program and its Recycling Center, and the City of Williamsport which will receive $128,821 for its Yard Waste Program.
Susquehanna County will receive $46,052 for its Recycling Center.
“There were 113 projects funded with a total disbursement of $20 million statewide,” Yaw said. “I am pleased that more than $1 million has gone to worthy projects in my district.
“Recycling has been a huge success in Pennsylvania. In 1988, when Act 101 was signed into law, recycling was only mandated for larger municipalities. Through public education, many smaller communities working in conjunction with their respective county and local recycling coordinators, established non-mandated programs that have helped to promote greater recycling.
“I applaud these outreach efforts and the development of new programs that encourage recycling,” Yaw added.
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