WVDEP Awards $2.2 Million in Recycling Grants

12/9/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WVDEP Awards $2.2 Million in Recycling Grants
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman today awarded grants totaling $2.2 million to 35 recipients in 26 counties through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Program (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grants Program.

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

This is the 24th year for the recycling grant program. Since the program’s inception, including this year’s awards, REAP has awarded more than $36 million dollars to various organizations across the state. 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). Following is a list of today’s grant recipients:

BOONE COUNTY

Boone County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $18,200
To assist with fuel for recycling trucks, utilities for the recycling center,
baling wire and annual conference attendance for the county-wide program.

BRAXTON COUNTY

Braxton County Solid Waste Authority                                                       $25,800
To assist with utilities for the recycling center, recycling bins, a vertical baler,
educational materials, advertising and part-time driver/labor for the county-
wide program.

BROOKE COUNTY

Brooke County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $50,600
To assist with wages, transportation costs, truck maintenance, utilities for
the recycling center, fuel for recycling truck, kerosene, advertising, conference
attendance, supplies and recycling totes for the county-wide program.

CABELL COUNTY

Marshall University Sustainability Department                                             $2,652
To purchase recycling containers with lids for the ongoing program.

CALHOUN COUNTY

Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $98,631
To assist with net wages, utilities for the recycling center, a baler, box
dumper, equipment maintenance, lettering for box truck and printing
for the county-wide program.

GILMER COUNTY

Glenville State College                                                                               $31,133
To purchase recycling bins with compartments, a concrete pad for
bins and collection bins for offices and dorms for the recycling program.

GRANT COUNTY

Region VIII Solid Waste Authority                                                               $141,100
To purchase a baler, storage building, forklift, materials and supplies and to
assist with labor and the electrical contractor for the county-wide program. 

GREENBRIER COUNTY

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity                                                           $16,110.02
To assist with personnel, employee benefits, mailings, a pallet jack and a
convertible hand truck for the ongoing operation.

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority                                                     $150,000
To assist with building expansion for the recycling dropoff and storage for the
county-wide program.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Hampshire County Commission                                                                  $120,500
To assist with site preparation, fencing, containers and signage for the new
county-wide recycling initiative.

HANCOCK COUNTY

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority                                                        $50,200
To assist with site attendants, site improvements and to install a sprinkler
system for the recycling facility.

HARRISON COUNTY

Harrison County Recycling Center                                                              $75,000
To purchase a horizontal baler for the ongoing operation.

KANAWHA COUNTY

City of Charleston                                                                                     $12,000
To assist with quarterly educational mailings for the ongoing city-wide
program. 

Charleston Main Streets                                                                            $47,177.50
To purchase solar recyclers, solar recycling bags and wraps for compactors for
the ongoing program.

Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley                                                        $39,795
To purchase a floor scale, stretch wrap machine with ramp, shrink wrap,
gaylord boxes, pallets, a forklift and pallet jack for the ongoing operation.

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam                                             $59,708.98
To assist with construction costs and a building survey for the ongoing
operation.

City of South Charleston                                                                           $91,000
To purchase a recycle collection truck for the ongoing city-wide program.

LOGAN COUNTY

Vance Trading                                                                                         $75,000
To purchase a trailer and shear for the ongoing operation.

MARION COUNTY

Marion County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $149,657
To assist with the purchase of a horizontal baler with conveyor, sort line
conveyor and recycling containers for the county-wide program.

MERCER COUNTY

Empire Salvage and Recycling                                                                  $75,000
To purchase a material handler for the ongoing operation. 

MONROE COUNTY

HAM Sanitary Landfill                                                                                $50,000
To purchase a compact track loader for the ongoing operation.

Monroe County Solid Waste Authority                                                        $134,897
To assist with wages, building construction and vehicle expenses for the
county-wide program.

OHIO COUNTY

Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped                                   $13,163
To assist with personnel for the ongoing operation.

PLEASANTS COUNTY

Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority                                                     $85,800
To assist with wages, a recycling truck, equipment maintenance, fuel/vehicle
expenses, office equipment/supplies, utilities, legal ads and a security light for
the ongoing program.

POCAHONTAS COUNTY

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority                                                  $150,000
To purchase a skid steer, a portable loading dock, roll-off containers with
covers, recycling costs, labor, transportation, conference attendance and
educational pamphlets for the county-wide program. 

PRESTON COUNTY

City of Kingwood                                                                                     $75,000
To assist with the installation of three-phase electric, a recycling truck, a skid steer
loader, floor scales and printer, a loading ramp, tires for skid steer and recycling
truck and recycling bins for the ongoing city-wide program.

PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority                                                        $145,900
To assist with the recycling roll-off box pulls, mobile home recycling, a pre-
recyclable chopper and conveyor, a sorting conveyor, picking station, a magnetic
separator, recycling roll-off boxes, recycling advertising and education, floor scales
and self-dumping hoppers for the county-wide program.

West Virginia Cashin Recyclables                                                               $75,000
To purchase a wire granulator plant for the ongoing operation.

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Randolph County Recycling Center                                                            $48,300
To assist with the purchase of a recycling truck, advertising, fuel and
insurance for the ongoing operation.

TUCKER COUNTY

Sunrise Sanitation Services                                                                       $13,768.40
To purchase single stream recycler containers and baling wire for the
ongoing operation. 

UPSHUR COUNTY

City of Buckhannon                                                                                  $75,000
To assist with a skid steer loader, self-dumping recycling bins, a self-dumping
front loader, a grapple tine attachment, and a truck and lift gate for the ongoing
city-wide program.

Upshur County Solid Waste Authority                                                         $9,025
To assist with recycling bins, the school “Bounty” program, to attend the
annual conference, telephone costs and paper shred event for the county-wide
program.

WETZEL COUNTY

Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority                                                          $36,400
To assist with personnel, insurance for vehicles, signage for building, fuel,
advertising for recycling and special events, storage sheds, stone for parking area
and a new roof for the WCSWA building for the county-wide program.

WOOD COUNTY

Latrobe Street Mission                                                                              $26,700
To assist with personnel, fuel for vehicle, bins for collection of clothes,
baling wire, and the public information and educational campaign for the
ongoing program.

Wood County Solid Waste Authority                                                           $19,925
To purchase a recycling trailer for the county -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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