WVDEP Approves Covered Electronic Device Recycling Grants

10/12/2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) 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 grants to conduct electronic collection events and support ongoing collection programs. 

The goals of the program are to establish a registration process for manufacturers of covered electronic devices, to determine if manufacturers have adopted or implemented a free take-back/recycling program for their products, and to award recycling grants to counties and municipalities for recycling or other programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.

Grants will be awarded to:

Barbour County Solid Waste Authority: $9,500.00
To fund hauling fees, plastic wrap and labor for the ongoing county-wide
CED collection program. 

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $5,850.00
To fund labor and packaging materials for the ongoing county-wide
CED collection program. 
 
Jackson County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000.00
To fund a shed addition for the ongoing county-wide CED collection program. 

Kanawha County Commission: $14,750.00
To fund CED recycling/transportation fees, billboards and ads for the county-wide
CED collection events. 

Lincoln County Solid Waste Authority: $7,863.25
To fund handling/processing of electronic waste, flyers, billboards and local
newspaper ads for a county-wide CED collection event. 

Ohio County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000.00
To fund an E-Cycling vendor and advertising for a county-wide
CED collection event.

Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000.00
To fund recycling/transportation fees for the ongoing county-wide
CED collection program. 

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority: $8,500.00
To fund contractor/transportation fees for the ongoing county-wide
CED collection program. 

Preston County Commission: $9 170.00
To fund an E-cycling vendor, printing of flyers, advertising and labor for a
county-wide CED collection event.

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. 

Wayne County Solid Waste Authority: $5,320.00
To fund recycling fees and personnel for the ongoing county-wide
CED collection program. 

For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program, and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.

Contact:

Jake Glance
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1335
Jacob.P.Glance@wv.gov
 

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