Reps. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Sandra Major (R- Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) have announced that Wyoming County was awarded a $20,433 state grant through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Recycling Performance Grant Program.
The Recycling Performance Grant Program was established under Act 101 of 1988, the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act.
Under this law, municipalities with more than 10,000 residents and those with populations between 5,000 and 10,000 that have population densities greater than 300 people per square mile must establish recycling programs. Currently, 440 of Pennsylvania’s 2,700 municipalities are required to recycle and provide curbside collection programs.
Recycling Performance Grants are available to all Pennsylvania municipalities with established recycling programs.
These grant awards were based on the total tons recycled and each municipality’s recycling rate for the calendar year 2010.