DEP Announces More Than $71,000 In Litter Control Grants

7/14/2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced today the recipients of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) litter control matching grants.

There were 28 individual applicants approved for amounts totaling $71,676.79. The grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities. Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4; “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50% of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

Town of Belle:
$3,000.00
The funding will be used to partially fund a street sweeper.

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $2,927.50
The funding will be used for the ongoing litter control program.

Braxton County Solid Waste Authority: $2,200.00
The funding will be used for litter cameras for the litter control program.

Town of Burnsville
: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a dumpster rental and landfill cost for a
town cleanup.

Clay County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for rental for two compactor trucks and
disposal fees for the annual cleanup event.

City of Grafton: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for landfill fees for the ongoing town cleanup
project.

Town of Grant Town: $991.00
The funding will be used for the rental of dumpsters and a backhoe and pay
wages for a town cleanup.

Greenbrier County Board of Health: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for personnel and mileage reimbursement for the
litter control officer program.

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $1,487.50
The funding will be used for personnel wages and mileage for a county open
dump cleanup project.

Kanawha County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for overtime for off-duty deputies to issue
citations and work cleanup events.

City of Kenova: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing, trash receptacles, bags and
educational materials.

Lincoln County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.

City of Mannington: $1,325.00
The funding will be used for dumpster and backhoe rental and
landfill fees for a fall cleanup.

Marion County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for educational items and supplies, litter cameras and
advertising for the county litter control program.

Mason County Commission: $2,992.50
The funding will be used for weekly litter control projects using County
Day Report Center and County Drug Court.

McDowell County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing.

Mercer County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control materials and supplies.

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter disposal from the County Day Report
Center and volunteer cleanups.

City of Milton: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing.

Monroe County Solid Waste Authority: $1,600.00
The funding will be used for fuel, maintenance and vehicle insurance for
the County Day Report Center cleanup program.

City of Montgomery: $2,400.00
The funding will be used for structure razing using prison labor.

New Martinsville Park & Recreation: $1,679.97
The funding will be used for trash receptacles and supplies for the litter
control program.

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for labor wages for the county cleanup program.

Wayne County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.

Webster County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages and benefits.

City of Weston: $2,000.00
The funding will be used for litter receptacles.

Wood County Solid Waste Authority: $1,073.32
The funding will be used for safety vests and supplies for litter cleanups.

Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for fuel, vehicle maintenance and uniforms for the
litter control officer.

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 the Adopt-A-Highway, 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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