HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) today announced that Lycoming County will receive a $175,000 state grant under the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, also known as Act 101 of 1988.
The funds will be used to reimburse the county for costs associated with the revision of its solid waste management plan.
“Revising the county’s waste management plan is an expensive undertaking,” Yaw said. “This funding will help the county meet its waste management challenges today and into the future.”
Act 101 of 1988 requires each county in Pennsylvania to submit a municipal waste management plan to the Department of Environmental Protection for waste generated within its boundaries. The plans describe the origin, content, and weight or volume of municipal waste generated within the county’s boundaries both currently and for waste expected to be generated there during the next 10 years.
The Waste Management Planning Grant Program reimburses counties for up to 80 percent of the costs of revising the plans. Applications for the grants may be submitted at any time.
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