CHARLESTON, WV - The WV Dept. of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $97,000 in recycling grants to 11 counties, including 3 in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) has approved 11 applicants to receive a total of $96,903.25 in grant funding to recycle covered electronic devices (CED).
Established in 2008, the CED Program requires that manufacturers register their brands with the state.
The fees collected from this program allow counties and municipalities to apply for CED recycling grants for recycling or other programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.
Here are the local counties that received grants:
Jackson County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000.00 - To fund a shed addition for the ongoing county-wide CED collection program.
Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000.00 - To fund recycling/transportation fees for the ongoing county-wide CED collection program
Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority: $7,950.00 - To fund an E-cycling vendor, advertising, educational materials and legal ads for a county-wide CED collection event.