Nearly $66,000 in REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded

7/15/2016
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has selected the recipients of this year’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Litter Control Matching grants. The 24 organizations – solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities – were approved for grants totaling $65,662.23.

The grant recipients are:

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority                                                 $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a billboard campaign for the county litter program.

Boone County Solid Waste Authority                                                     $3,000.00
The funding will be used for cameras for the county litter program.

Town of Burnsville                                                                               $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a backhoe, dump truck, fuel, diesel, dumpster
and landfill fees for the town cleanup.

Capitol Conservation District (Kanawha County)                                     $3,000.00
The funding will be used for construction of a mobile education trailer, including a logo
and graphics.

Clay County Commission                                                                      $3,000.00
The funding will be used for cameras and accessories for the county litter
program.

Town of Delbarton                                                                                $3,000.00
The funding will be used for supplies and garbage removal for a town cleanup.

Fayette County Solid Waste Authority                                                     $1,500.00
The funding will be used for website development, website maintenance and
“litter free” logo development for a county-wide litter campaign.

City of Grafton                                                                                     $3,000.00
The funding will be used for landfill fees for a town cleanup.

Jackson County Solid Waste Authority                                                    $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a county-wide litter education campaign and
cleanup.

Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority                                                   $1,165.13
The funding will be used for bug spray, gloves and bags for litter pickups.

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

City of Kenova                                                                                      $3,000.00
The funding will be used for educational materials, plastic trash bags, metal
trash receptacles and a contract for the razing of structures.

Town of Masontown                                                                                $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.

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

Town of Newburg                                                                                   $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing.

New Martinsville Parks and Recreation                                                     $2,057.10
The funding will be used for plastic liners, steel dome tops and trash
receptacles.

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority                                                      $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a demolition contractor for the razing of
buildings.

Town of Reedsville                                                                                 $3,000.00
The funding will be used for the razing of buildings.

Region VIII Solid Waste Authority                                                            $2,727.50
To fund cameras and accessories for the ongoing litter 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.

Wood County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $1,212.50
The funding will be used for pick sticks, gloves and trash bags for
the ongoing litter program.

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

Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4, which states: “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50 percent of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

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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