Recycling Grants for York County Top $1.7 Million, Saylor says
2/13/2013
HARRISBURG – The Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded $17.8 million in recycling grants to 131 municipalities and counties for developing and implementing recycling programs, and $1,747,271 of that money is coming to York County, Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) said today.

“Recycling plays a key role in improving Pennsylvania’s economy and protecting its environment, and York County,” Saylor said. “Municipalities and residents here are very diligent in doing their part and some have developed innovative rewards programs to further that effort,” Saylor said. “These grants complement those efforts, and demonstrate DEP’s recognition of the effectiveness of York County’s recycling programs.”

York County 

  • Fairview Township, $86,946
  • Hanover Borough, $180,056
  • Penn Township, $249,783
  • Red Lion Borough, $147,906
  • Spring Grove Borough, $58,561
  • West Manheim Township, $196,934
  • Windsor Township, $124,124
  • York City, $230,044 
  • York County Solid Waste and Recycling Authority, $250,000
  • York Township, $222,917

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.
Examples of eligible projects include operating 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 recycle.

This is the 53rd round of grants being awarded since the inception of the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act in 1988, also known as Act 101.

Act 101 requires recycling in 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.

Currently, 440 of Pennsylvania’s 2,700 municipalities are required to recycle and provide curbside collection programs.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Act 101.

House Majority Whip Stan Saylor
94th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Charles Lardner
717.260.6443
clardner@pahousegop.com
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