Deasy: Green Tree Borough awarded nearly $78,000 for recycling efforts

HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – Green Tree Borough was awarded a $77,958 Recycling Development and Implementation Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said state Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny.

The grant can be used for a number of things. Funding eligibility is allocated for expanding recycling processing facilities, installing data collection systems on recycling vehicles, continuing or creating curbside recycling programs, developing educational materials or operating leaf compost facilities.

“Recycling is beneficial to both our community and environment,” Deasy said. “Any way that we can reduce waste and conserve energy is a win-win situation and I’m thankful that this grant will help us achieve that in some way.”

Deasy noted that Green Tree has been extremely proactive with its recycling efforts. The Borough’s Aluminum Can Recycling program benefits Green Tree Rotary Charities, which funds local projects like college scholarships, youth sports or education programs.

The Green Tree Recycling Center is located at the Public Works parking lot behind the Fire Hall/Pool parking lot at 825 Poplar St.

Nearly 200 county and municipal governments were awarded grants for recycling collections, education and leaf litter pickup. Up to 90 percent of approved recycling program costs are eligible under the grant program.

For more information, visit Green Tree’s website or for more information on the grants visit the DEP’s website.