Everett Announces Recycling Grant Awarded to Lycoming County

Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming)

Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming)

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $269,553 Recycling Performance Program grant to Lycoming County to help support further recycling efforts.

“Lycoming County residents have really stepped up to the plate to increase the amount of materials that they are recycling each year,” Everett said. “In 2007, we recycled 15,178 tons of materials in Lycoming County and that reduction in waste products helps keep our environment cleaner and greener for everyone.”

The grant award is based on the tonnage of materials recycled by the municipality and its overall recycling rate for calendar year 2007, as well as the population of the township. The grant is in addition to the funds that DEP makes available to municipalities to establish and maintain recycling programs.

“Recycling is a great way that citizens can help maintain the Commonwealth’s natural beauty, including clean air and water, for future generations,” Everett added. “We have a great recycling program here in Lycoming County and these funds will help us do even more to help foster a cleaner environment.”

The Recycling Performance Grant Program provides incentives to help Pennsylvania’s communities increase the amount of materials recovered through recycling and to promote economic growth in the Commonwealth through job creation and market expansion. This grant program was made possible by Act 101 of 1988.

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