(11/19/2012)
The state is awarding nearly $1.5 million in recycling assistance grants to at least 32 agencies in West Virginia.

The grant money totaling $1.45 million is heading to solid waste authorities, private industries and counties to purchase vehicles, education campaigns, containers and other efforts to assist in recycling programs.

-Braxton County Solid Waste Authority $128,521, to assist with personnel and to purchase a box truck, a forklift, and assist with the ongoing county-wide program.

-Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority $20,000, to purchase forklift roll guard cage replacement, a cantilever gate for chain link fence, two utility trailers, and assist with the ongoing county-wide program.

-Roane County Solid Waste Authority $75,700, to purchase a recycling box truck, a vertical baler, a forklift and assist with personnel and insurance for the truck for the ongoing county-wide program.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said the recycling assistance grants are generated through a $1 assessment on every ton of solid waste disposed at state landfills.


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