Recycling and Litter Grant Programs


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The Recycling section was established in 1989 to ensure compliance with the West Virginia Natural Resources Laws (Chapter 20, Article 11) before moving to the REAP program. This section is responsible for administering the following programs which have been developed and implemented to meet our goals. We also provide support in the following areas: public education programs and recycling market development.

Recycling Assistance Grant Program
The West Virginia Legislature made it possible to offer this program through a $1.00 fee imposed on every ton of solid waste disposed of at state landfills. Rules governing the program are under State Rule 33CSR10 (.doc).The funds are available to any county, municipality, public or private entity in West Virginia that is interested in planning and implementing recycling programs, related public educational programs or need assistance in recycling market efforts.

The amount of funding varies. The maximum amount of funding available for a public entity is $150,000 with $75,000 being the maximum for a private entity. Applications are due in office by 5:00 p.m. on the first business day of July. The grant cycle runs annually from January to February of the following year. The recycling grant application can be found in the table below.

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Litter Control Grant Program
The Litter Control Grant is a matching fund that assists municipalities and county government agencies with community cleanup and litter enforcement projects. Funding is provided for this grant through litter fines imposed on those who violate state litter laws. The maximum amount of funding for a Litter Control Grant is $5,000 and the cycle runs from July 1 through June 30. Rules governing the program are under State Rule 33CSR41 (.doc). Applications must be postmarked by no later than May 31 to be considered for the following grant period. The litter grant application is may be found below.


Grant Documents

FY2019 Recycling Grant Booklet & Application
FY2019 Litter Control Grant Booklet & Application

FY2020 Recycling Grant Booklet & Application
FY2020 Litter Control Grant Booklet & Application

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West Virginia Recycles Day Celebration
November 15th marks the national observation of America Recycles Day. Each year, the REAP Recycling Section and the West Virginia Recycling Coalition cosponsor the state’s celebration of this annual event. Through educational and promotional activities, statewide school contests and county events, West Virginia Recycles Day has gained pledges from thousands of West Virginians who support recycling.

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State Employees Office Paper Recycling Program
State agencies in the Capitol Complex and surrounding areas currently participate in the WV Public Employees Office Paper Recycling Program and is in compliance with Legislative Rule §20-11-6, which states that all agencies and instrumentalities of the state, shall implement programs to recycle solid waste. This program offers recycling of office paper to local state agencies.

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For those involved in the Recycling Grant Program.

Gov. Justice, WVDEP Announce 2019 REAP

Recycling Assistance Grants 


          Recipients across West Virginia receive share of 2 million in grant funding.

Governor Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton announced today that 37 recipients will receive a share of $2 million through the WVDEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grant funding.

Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1)

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