Friday, October 26, 2018

DEP Awards 195 Recycling Implementation Grants Totaling Over $37.2 Million

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced the award of over $37.2 million in recycling implementation grants to 195 community recycling programs across the state.
The Section 902 grants, awarded under the Act 101 Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, pay 90 percent of the cost of local recycling and composting implementation projects.
Click Here for a list of grants awarded.
Pennsylvania’s curbside/drop-off recycling program celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and now reaches 94 percent of the state’s population.  
In those 30 years recycling in Pennsylvania has turned into a $22.6 billion industry, but the program now faces challenges in terms of marketing collected materials, an electronics waste recycling effort that is foundering and a recycling funding model that may be out of date. Click Here for more.
To learn more about the recycling program, visit DEP’s Recycling In Pennsylvania webpage.
New Grant Round
DEP is also opening a new Section 902 grant application period with new applications due March 22.  Click Here for more information.
More information on Section 902 recycling grants will be available on DEP’s Recycling Financial Assistance webpage.  Read the full October 27 PA Bulletin notice for more information.
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