Kirkland announces recycling grants for local municipalities

CHESTER, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced today that two local municipalities were awarded grants to boost recycling and leaf collection programs.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded $37 million in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants to 195 county and municipal governments for recycling collections and education, as well as leaf litter pickup.

Upper Chichester Township was awarded $31,774 and Ridley Township was awarded $163,018.

“It’s important that we encourage recycling for the health of our environment and our communities,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased to see the state award this funding to help local municipalities make it easier for residents to protect our environment.”

Projects eligible for the grants include operating leaf compost facilities, developing web-based programs on recycling for consumers, expanding recycling processing facilities, and continuing or creating curbside recycling programs. Learn more at www.dep.pa.gov.