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Friday, December 31, 2010

Townships Rewarded For Recycling Efforts

Silver Spring Township gets $77,500 grant for stepping up recycling

By LIAM MIGDAIL-SMITH, The Patriot-News

Recycling apparently pays off — and not just by cutting down the need for landfill space. Silver Spring Twp. in Cumberland County is bringing home a roughly $77,500 state grant for stepping up its recycling program.

The grant is awarded based on a ratio between how much waste the township residents recycled and how many people live in the township, State Senator Pat Vance, R-Cumberland County, who secured the grants, said in a release.

There’s a lag in recycling data so the numbers are based on 2008, when the township recycled 802 more ton than it did the previous year, the release said.

Vance secured roughly $113,000 in similar, but smaller, grants for seven other municipalities —Lemoyne, Dickinson Twp., Mechanicsburg, Middlesex Twp., Monroe Twp., North Middleton Twp. and Shiremanstown — in November.

The grants, as well as Department of Environmental Protection funds set aside for help municipalities set up recycling programs, are designed to help meet a state goal of recycling at least 35 percent of municipal waste. More...

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Wow,,,more wasted free money. Just keep handing it out and getting deeper in debt..come on "wake-up"

Jonathan Huff said...

How can you possibly turn this into a negative? People are actively trying to help save the planet and money. In doing so this township received grant money that will help make their town a better place to live without costing them more money. You can bet that we will not let this new found potential income go unnoticed in Roulette. As soon as the new year struggle to get my thoughts collected, i will asking the supervisors permission to begin looking into what is needed to get enrolled in a program like this too.