West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth $2 million to 40 recipients today through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Recycling Assistance Grants program.
Secretary Huffman presented the 2014 grants during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.
Funding for the grant program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by West Virginia Code 22-15A-19(h) (1).
Grants Awarded in Tucker County are:
Sunrise Sanitation $53,955.50
To purchase drop-off containers and pre-bale holding bins with shipping and freight for the ongoing operation.
Tucker County Solid Waste Authority $100,000
To purchase a tub grinder for a new recycling initiative.