Bradford announces over $370,000 in grants to boost local recycling and leaf collection programs

NORRISTOWN, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $372,590 in competitive Recycling Development and Implementation Grants in the 70th Legislative District. The funding consists of

$199,961 to East Norriton Township and $172,629 to Plymouth Township to boost to their recycling and leaf collection programs.

 

“Congratulations to both East Norriton and Plymouth townships on earning these awards to improve their recycling programs,” Bradford said. “Thanks to their efforts, these communities will be better able to reduce pollution and provide a clean and safe environment for residents.”

 

Through the grant program, municipalities and counties in Pennsylvania are eligible for up to 90 percent funding of approved recycling program costs. Municipalities that are designated financially distressed under the Financial Distressed Communities Act are eligible to receive funding for an additional 10 percent of approved costs. Grants were also awarded based on programs designed to meet current market demands for recyclable goods.

 

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

 

Click here to learn more about the DEP’s 902 Recycling Grant Program.