Pisciottano: $70K+ awarded for recycling and waste programs in West Mifflin

State grant funds aimed at addressing litter behavior

WEST MIFFLIN, April 29 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today $71,568 in state grant funding has been awarded to support recycling and leaf-collection programs in the borough.

“These funds will make it easier for borough residents to recycle and will help reduce the amount of local waste sent to landfills,” Pisciottano said. “It’s so important that we do everything we can to keep West Mifflin beautiful, and this award directly supports that goal.”

The awarded funds are part of $30.5 million in Recycling Development and Implementation grants to nearly 160 county and municipal governments across the state announced this week.

Through the grant program, municipalities and counties in Pennsylvania are eligible for up to 90% 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% of approved costs. Grants were also awarded based on programs designed to meet current market demands for recyclable goods.

Click this link to learn more and see a full list of the funded projects: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/DEP_details.aspx?newsid=1596.