Gov. Jim Justice has announced the approval of grants worth $1.99 million for 22 recipients through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants Program.
Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries, and nonprofit organizations. Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills.
Locally, the Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority received $130,000 to assist with repairs to the County’s recycling facility, and Greenworks Recycling will receive $66,415 to assist with tilt trailers and a truck to support the recycling operation.