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7 Monroe Co. municipalities share $1.2 M in recycling grants

By Randy Kraft, WFMZ.com Reporter, RKraft@wfmz.com
Published On: May 02 2013 11:52:13 AM CDT
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MONROE COUNTY, Pa. -

Seven Monroe County municipalities have been awarded more than $1.2 million in state funds to bolster their recycling programs.

The Recycling Performance grants will supplement funds they already receive from the State Department of Environmental Protection to maintain those programs.

"Monroe County is being rewarded for its efforts in helping keep our communities clean by reducing the amount of waste in our landfills through recycling," explained State Rep. Rosemary Brown, who announced the DEP grants with State Rep. Mario Scavello.

Grant recipients are:

Coolbaugh Township, $228,618

Eldred Township, $1,809

Middle Smithfield Township, $223,382

Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, $250,000

Pocono Township, $185,015

Smithfield Township, $147,589

Stroud Township, $227,043

The seven are among Pennsylvania 131 municipalities and counties being awarded a total of $17.8 million in Recycling Performance Grants for their recycling programs this year.

The grants are based on total tons recycled and each municipality's recycling rate in 2010.