REAP Recycling Assistance Grants Awarded

12/6/2016
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman today awarded grants totaling $1.8 million to 28 organizations through the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grants Program.

Sec. Huffman presented the 2017 grants during a ceremony today at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries, and nonprofit organizations.

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).

The grant recipients are:

BERKELEY COUNTY

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $89,350
To assist with the purchase of a skid loader, forklift, scale systems, and
a single stream roll-off container for the county-wide program.

CABELL COUNTY

Cabell County Solid Waste Authority: $147,652
To assist with wages, fuel, maintenance, purchase of recycling trailers,
vertical balers, forklift, pallet jacks, floor scales, operational supplies, utilities,
and public outreach for the county-wide program. 

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area: $72, 228.84
To assist with the purchase of a vertical baler, bulk delivery trucks, cube trucks, operational supplies, fuel, educational conference attendance, and truck wraps for the ongoing operation.

Metal Center Recycling: $14,931.07
To assist with the purchase of a forklift and self-dumping hoppers for the ongoing operation.

Mountain Pride Recycling: $40,000
To assist with the purchase of a skid steer for the recycling operation.

JACKSON COUNTY

Jackson County Solid Waste Authority: $97,483.86
To assist with personnel costs, insulated garage doors, vehicle fuel
and repairs, equipment tires and maintenance, utilities, operational supplies, collection bins, cardboard collection shelter and gravel for the county-wide program.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority: $74,194
To assist with trommel screen maintenance and yard waste grinding
expenses for the county-wide program.

KANAWHA COUNTY

Recycling Coalition of West Virginia: $49,500
To assist with WV Recycles Day Educational insert and advertising.

West Virginia State University Research and Development Corp.: $28,883.90
To assist with the purchase of a vertical baler, three-phase electric, and utility vehicle to transport materials for the campus-wide recycling program. 

LINCOLN COUNTY

Lincoln County Solid Waste Authority: $23,100
To assist with recycling bin pulls, personnel costs, educational conference attendance, and advertisement for the county-wide program.

MCDOWELL COUNTY

Urps Metal Company: $17,768.00
To assist with the purchase of torching supplies, repairs and improvements to
the warehouse and yard, and scrap metal purchase ticket books for the ongoing operation.

MERCER COUNTY

City of Bluefield: $19,500
To assist with wages, fuel, vehicle expenses, purchase of recycling bags, office
supplies and other operational supplies for the city-wide program.

Lusk Disposal Service: $75,000
To assist with the purchase of recycling bins for the ongoing cardboard recycling operation.

Mercer County Commission: $97,588
To assist with personnel costs, educational conference attendance, purchase of a recycling truck, trailers, recycling stations and liners, advertising, fuel and maintenance for truck, and printing costs for flyers for a county-wide program.

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority: $124,640
To assist with the purchase of a horizontal baler and conveyor system and
wages for the county-wide program.

MONONGALIA COUNTY

PACE Enterprises of WV: $69,840
To assist with wages and employer taxes, vehicle expenses and purchase
office and operational supplies. 

MORGAN COUNTY

Morgan County Solid Waste Authority: $17,580
To assist with personnel costs, POD rental for storage, event expenses, advertising and educational brochures for the ongoing county-wide program.

NICHOLAS COUNTY

Nicholas County Solid Waste Authority: $60,160
To assist with construction of a storage building and to purchase a skid steer for the county-wide program.

PENDLETON COUNTY

North Fork Disposal: $53,999.71
To assist with electric and facility upgrades, storage, and the purchase of a forklift, baler, pallet jack and scales for the recycling operation.

PRESTON COUNTY

Town of Terra Alta: $24,350
To assist with the purchase of a box truck, fuel, bale ties and utilities for the city-wide program.

RALEIGH COUNTY

Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority: $150,000
To assist with the purchase of a roll-off truck, hoist and fuel for county-wide
program.

RITCHIE COUNTY

Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority: $20,105
To assist with vehicle and building maintenance, heater replacement, to purchase loading dock plate, forklift forks, utility trailers, fuel and advertising for the county-wide program. 

ROANE COUNTY

Roane County Commission: $80,000
To assist with the purchase of a truck, yard ramp, forklift and recycling
trailer for the county-wide recycling program.

Roane County Solid Waste Authority: $126,200
To assist with the completion of the new recycling center, labor wages,
vehicle and equipment maintenance, fuel and utilities for the county-wide
program.

WAYNE COUNTY

Wayne County Commission: $92,441.82
To assist with the installation of a new ceiling, and insulated doors to improve
the building for the county-wide program.

Wayne County Solid Waste Authority: $19,474.16
To assist with personnel costs, fuel, utilities, maintenance, repairs and office
supplies for the county-wide program.

WETZEL COUNTY

Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries: $72,240
To assist with the purchase of an electric forklift and horizontal baler and
conveyor system for the ongoing operation.

WOOD COUNTY

City of Parkersburg: $98,000
To assist with the purchase of a skid loader, materials for storage containers, asphalt for road improvement and updates to the program’s website for the city-wide 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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