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