Friday, October 2, 2015

DEP Now Accepting Section 902 Recycling Grant Applications

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for Section 902 Recycling Implementation Grants.  The deadline for applications is November 20.  (formal notice)
The following will receive priority for funding from DEP:
— Development of social media programs for recycling education and information.
— Applicants proposing incentive-based pricing and collection programs designed to increase the quantities and types of recyclable materials and reduce the quantity of waste collected.
— Applicants proposing multi-municipal collection, processing or a materials marketing program where capital costs are reduced or a recycling marketability is enhanced due to intergovernmental cooperation, or both.
— Applicants proposing new or expanded collection, education and outreach for commercial and institutional establishments, including school recycling programs.
In addition, communities whose existing recycling programs contain the following components will receive additional consideration:
— Public provided or municipal contracted waste and recycling services.
— The collection of six or more of the following materials: newsprint; office paper; corrugated paper; other marketable grades of paper; aluminum cans; steel or bimetallic cans; colored glass containers; clear glass containers; and plastics.
For more information, visit DEP’s Section 902 Recycling Grants webpage or contact Mark Vottero, Recycling Grants Coordinator by sending email to:

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