Krueger-Braneky announces recycling grants for local municipalities

FOLSOM, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky announced today that several 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.

 

The following local municipalities received grants:

 

Aston Township - $244,808 - recycling collection program

Brookhaven Borough - $37,962 - recycling collection program

Nether Providence Township - $292,149 – leaf waste collection program

Ridley Township - $163,018 – leaf waste and recycling collection

Swarthmore Borough - $192,182 – leaf waste and recycling collection

 

“The programs offered by our local municipal agencies make it simpler for residents to make recycling part of their daily lives,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “We have to do everything we can to take care of our environment, and I’m pleased to see the state award these grants to encourage recycling in our communities.”

 

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.