REAP litter control grants awarded

7/6/2010

Thirty individual applicants have been approved for REAP Litter Control Matching Grants totaling $59,371.35. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients.

 

The grants will go to solid waste authorities, county commissions and municipalities across West Virginia. 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 percent of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

 

The DEP’s REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) program focuses on cleanup efforts from both program staff and volunteers statewide. The program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.

 

Following is the list of grant recipients:

 

 

Village of Barboursville                                                                                            $1,500.00

The funding will be used for personnel for the annual village cleanup event. 

 

Village of Beech Bottom                                                                                           $1,625.00

The funding will be used for trash receptacles and installation within the village.

 

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority                                                                 $750.00

The funding will be used for placing litter program inserts into local publications.

 

Town of Burnsville                                                                                                   $1,750.00

The funding will be used for dumpster fees for the town’s annual cleanup event.

 

Clay County Commission                                                                                         $1,750.00

The funding will be used for dumpster and hauling fees for the county cleanup event.

 

 

Town of Cowen                                                                                                         $2,000.00  

The funding will be used for dumpster and hauling fees for the town’s cleanup event.

 

City of Dunbar                                                                                                          $2,215.00

The funding will be used for receptacles and educational materials for the city-wide litter control program.

Fayette County Solid Waste Authority                                                                   $3,000.00

The funding will be used for the county litter control officer salary and cleanup equipment.

 

Town of Fayetteville                                                                                                 $1,500.00

The funding will be used for trash receptacles for the downtown and park areas.

 

Gilmer County Commission                                                                         $2,750.00

The funding will be used to assist with supervisor wages for the county inmate litter cleanup program.

 

City of Grafton                                                                                                          $1,750.00

The funding will be used to assist with landfill fees for the city’s litter control program.

 

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority                                                 $1,000.00

The funding will be used to promote a county-wide anti-litter campaign.

 

City of Hurricane                                                                                                      $3,000.00

The funding will be used to raze dilapidated structures within the city.

 

Kanawha County Commission                                                                                $3,000.00
The funding will be used for off-duty deputies to issue litter citations as part of the county-wide litter control program.  

 

Mason County Commission                                                                                     $2,617.00

The funding will be used for a utility trailer, litter materials and supplies for the county litter control program which uses court ordered offenders for cleanup projects.

                                                                                                           

Town of Mason                                                                                                         $3,000.00

The funding will be used to raze dilapidated buildings within the town’s boundaries.

 

Town of Matoaka                                                                                                     $1,250.00

The funding will be used for purchasing litter containers for the town.

 

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority                                                                   $1,200.00

The funding will be used to replace tires on trailers and trucks for the county-wide litter control program.

 

City of Milton                                                                                                            $3,000.00

The funding will be used to raze dilapidated buildings within the city.

 

 

Mineral County Commission                                                                                   $800.00

The funding will be used to assist with the county-wide litter cleanup campaign and educational materials.

 

Town of Montrose                                                                                                    $1,750.00

The funding will be used to assist with personnel and contractual costs for a town cleanup event.

 

City of New Cumberland                                                                                         $1,485.90

The funding will be used to assist with the purchase of litter receptacles for the city.

 

City of Nitro                                                                                                              $2,000.00
The funding will be used to assist with the purchase of litter receptacles for the city’s litter control program.

 

Town of Nutter Fort                                                                                                 $3,000.00

The funding will be used to raze dilapidated buildings within the town’s boundaries.

 

Preston County Commission                                                                                    $1,167.50

The funding will be used for educational materials for the county-wide litter control awareness program.

 

Raleigh County Commission                                                                                    $760.95

The funding will be used for an annual county cleanup event.

 

Region 8 Solid Waste Authority                                                                              $3,000.00

The funding will be used for litter control information brochures, a five-county litter survey and development of public service announcements.

 

City of Richwood                                                                                                      $1,750.00

The funding will be used for dumpsters for a city cleanup event.

 

Wayne County Commission                                                                                     $3,000.00

The funding will be used to assist in the county litter control officer wages.

 

Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority                                                               $2,000.00

The funding will be used to assist with the cost of maintaining a county litter control officer. 

 

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Contact:

Kathy Cosco
304-926-0499, ext. 1331
Kathy.Cosco@wv.gov
 

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