CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fourteen applicants have been approved for grants totaling $108,341 in the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced today.
Established in 2008 under the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), 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:
-Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $9,652
To fund labor and fuel expenses for the ongoing county-wide recycling program.
-Braxton County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000
To fund labor expenses, fuel for trucks and forklift and the CED recycling
fees for the ongoing county-wide program.
-Brooke County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000
To fund labor wages, contracted recycling services, advertising and supplies
for a collection event for the ongoing county-wide program.
-Cabell County Solid Waste Authority: $3,678
To fund a CED recycling public education campaign for the county-wide
-Town of Fayetteville: $8,000
To fund contracted recycling services and advertising for a CED collection event.
-Jackson County Solid Waste Authority: $20,000
To fund roof construction for the ongoing CED collection program.
-Kanawha County Commission: $10,000
To fund CED collection events for the county-wide program.
-City of Kingwood: $8,000
To fund E-Cycle vendor and advertising for the city wide program.
-Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $7,000
To fund CED recycling and transportation fees for the ongoing county-wide
-Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority: $4,300
To fund a steel storage container, electronics shipping supplies,
electronics recycling and transportation expenses for the county-wide
-Putnam County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000
To fund fork truck rental and contracted CED recycling services for the
ongoing county-wide program.
-Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority: $7,000
To fund CED recycling fees, workers, legal ads and advertising for the
ongoing county-wide program.
-Summers County Solid Waste Authority: $2,210
To fund personnel, forklift and operator, gaylord boxes, freight and
newspaper advertising for the county-wide CED collection program.
-Wayne County Solid Waste Authority: $2,500
To fund CED recycling fees for the ongoing county-wide program.
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