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2019 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants

The Free Press WV

Governor Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton today announced grants totaling over $2 million to 37 recipients through the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grants program.

Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is pursuant to WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1).

“Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients,” said Gov. Jim Justice. “There’s no doubt in my mind that West Virginia is by far the most beautiful state and these folks are working hard to keep it that way.”

“People are eager to recycle what they can and we are all working together to make it easier for them to do that,” said WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton. “WVDEP is always happy to work with organizations like these recipients who share in our environmental mission.”

Grant recipients include:


BERKELEY COUNTY

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority $99,000.00
To assist with improvements of brush containment area, yard waste, concrete pad, purchase of tractor trailers, tires, maintenance, and gravel for the county-wide recycling program.

BOONE COUNTY

D & D Recycling $27,505.50 To assist with the purchase of a can densifier, box truck maintenance, concrete for the lot, and a fork truck engine for the recycling operation.


CABELL COUNTY

Cabell County Solid Waste Authority $30,280.00
To assist with personnel, fuel for recycling truck, and equipment insurance for the county-wide program.

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA $63,202.99
To assist with personnel, recycling conference, vertical baler, utilities, truck wrap, fuel, and operational supplies and equipment for the recycling operation.

Marshall University Sustainability Department $74,800.80
To assist with personnel, compost shredder, outdoor recycling containers, indoor compost containers and composting bags for the campus-wide recycling program.


CLAY COUNTY

Clay Recycling $74,992.08
To assist with the purchase of a forklift, mobile yard ramp, horizontal baler, utilities and operational supplies for the recycling operation.

Salisbury Auto Salvage $7,572.00
To assist with the purchase of a cardboard shredder perforator and dust collection system with bags, sorting table, and a used electric forklift for the recycling operation.


GRANT COUNTY

Region VIII Solid Waste Authority $55,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a skid steer loader with fork attachment and construction of a loading dock for the regional recycling program.


GREENBRIER COUNTY

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority $150,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a metal building for the county-wide program.

Greenworks Recycling $68,906.35
To assist with the purchase of a work truck, tilt trailers, utility trailers, truck bed liner, truck rack and educational brochure for the recycling operation.


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Hampshire County Commission $38,000.00
To assist with personnel and recycling cardboard containers for the county-wide program.


JACKSON COUNTY

Jackson County Solid Waste Authority $75,016.00
To assist with personnel, fuel for the vehicles, tires, building utilities, forklift truck modification, maintenance and repairs to equipment and vehicles, operating supplies, and insurance for vehicle and equipment for the county-wide program.


KANAWHA COUNTY

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam $62,066.00
To assist with the purchase of a truck, truck wrap, and insurance for the recycling operation.

Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority $122,565.00
To assist with personnel, domed roll-offs, operational supplies, equipment maintenance, pole building, fuel for recycling truck, and equipment insurance for the county-wide program.

Recycling Coalition of West Virginia $49,500.00
To assist with printing, website costs, delivery and insertion of West Virginia Recycles Day
Educational newspaper inserts, and advertising of Recycling Coalition activities statewide.


LINCOLN COUNTY

Lincoln County Solid Waste Authority $60,787.50
To assist with compartmentalized recycling bins, transportation costs for recyclables, personnel, insurance for containers, newspaper advertising, recycling bin lettering, brochure printing and educational conference expenses for the county-wide program.


MERCER COUNTY

Mercer County Commission $24,511.00
To assist with personnel, fuel and maintenance for recycling truck and trailers, recycling stations, and recycling liners for the county-wide program.

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority $150,000.00
To assist with personnel and a public sorting facility for the county-wide program.


MONROE COUNTY

Monroe County Solid Waste Authority $25,360.00
To assist with public water to the facility, installation of an approved septic system and personnel for the county-wide program.


MONONGALIA COUNTY

Mon County Habitat for Humanity $8,676.72
To assist with a new paint recycling program including equipment, supplies and training for the recycling operation.

PACE Enterprises of West Virginia $59,400.00
To assist with personnel, operational supplies and vehicle expenses for the recycling operation.


MORGAN COUNTY

Morgan County Solid Waste Authority $18,274.00
To assist with personnel, operational supplies, education trifolds and advertising for the county-wide program.


PENDLETON COUNTY

North Fork Disposal $16,560.00
To assist with the purchase of a recycling baler for the recycling operation.


PUTNAM COUNTY

West Virginia Cashin Recyclables $55,300.00
To assist with purchase of a destoner separation system for the recycling operation.


RALEIGH COUNTY

City of Beckley $50,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a recycling packer truck for the city-wide program.

Beckley Waste Paper $50,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a used recycling truck for the recycling operation.

Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority $95,018.91
To assist with a continuous ridge ventilator, skid steer loader, recycling closed top boxes, fork lift, skid steer tires and recycling tilt trucks/carts for the county-wide program.


RANDOLOPH COUNTY

Ambassador Ministries $52,284.00
To assist with the purchase of a walk behind stacker fork lift, floor pallet jack, advertising, covered cargo trailer, personnel costs, vehicle fuel and vehicle insurance and operational supplies for the recycling operation.

Randolph County Recycling Center $55,100.00
To assist with fuel for vehicles, bailing wire, trailer, insurance for equipment, skid steer and attachments for the recycling operation.


RITCHIE COUNTY

Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority $30,150.00
To assist with loading dock safety railing installation and repairs, gravel, equipment maintenance, fuel, used baler, safety equipment, office supplies, building and fence maintenance, signage and utilities for the county-wide program.


SUMMERS COUNTY

Summers County Commission $18,280.00
To assist with personnel, annual recycling conference, vehicle fuel and maintenance, and deskside bins for the county-wide program.


UPSHUR COUNTY

City of Buckhannon $50,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a hook-lift recycling truck for the city-wide program.


WAYNE COUNTY

Wayne County Commission $17,860.00
To assist with installation of new fencing and a concrete pad for the county-wide program.

Wayne County Solid Waste Authority $20,268.00
To fund personnel, fuel, utilities, maintenance, repairs, and office supplies for the county-wide program.


WETZEL COUNTY

Zanesville Welfare Organization and Goodwill Industries $20,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a used forklift for the recycling operation.


WOOD COUNTY

City of Parkersburg $119,000.00
To assist with the purchase of a recycling truck, bailing wire, asphalt for the recycling center, shelter for tire storage, personnel, 14-gallon recycling bins, conveyor repair, splicing tools, and forklift tires for the ongoing program.


WYOMING COUNTY

Wyoming County Board of Education $26,637.00
To assist with the purchase of a hydraulic dumping trailer, recycling bags, student environmental steward scholarships, personnel, travel to conference, fuel for recycling vehicles, educational outreach exhibit supplies, and printing costs for the county schools recycling program.

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