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US governor puts US$ 1.5 million towards recycling

US governor Jim Justice announced big investments in West Virginia recycling companies at the annual Educational Conference on Litter Control & Solid Waste Management. The total sum exceeds US$ 1.5 million (EUR 1.35 million).

The Recycling Assistance Grants will go to 27 local governments, educational institutions, and other businesses across West Virginia. The investments provide funding for recipients to start, expand, or upgrade a variety of recycling programmes throughout the state.

‘If you just go outside and look, we have the most pristine air. With these grants, we can continue to clean West Virginia up more and more and more,’ Governor Justice said. ‘I want everything pristine in West Virginia. I want our grandkids to be able to continue enjoying all the natural goodness we’re blessed with in our great state.’

Who will receive what?

The biggest investments go to:

  • Marion County Solid Waste Authority, US$ 143 551 (equipment, personnel)
  • Mason County Solid Waste Authority, US$ 95 874 (equipment upgrades, personnel, vehicles)
  • Roane County Solid Waste Authority, US$ 111 412 (recycling and operational expenses for the county recycling programme)
  • Sunrise Sanitation Services, US$ 75 000 (vehicles and equipment for the expansion of the recycling operation)
  • Harrison County Recycling Center, US$ 70 574 (equipment upgrades)
  • Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, US$ 68 213 (equipment for the expansion of textile and electronic recycling operations)
  • Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority, US$ 69 510 (personnel, training and education, equipment, operational expenses to support the county’s recycling programme)
  • Latrobe Street Mission, US$ 69 00 (vehicles and operational expenses for an ongoing textile recycling programme)
  • Knighthorst Shredding, US$ 67 000 to fund vehicle and equipment costs for the expansion of a paper shredding and recycling operation.

Today also marks the celebration of the annual ReFashion Show, organised by the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia. See the highlights below:

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