Pennsylvania DEP Offers $7m In Recycling Grants

Date: January 29, 2004

Source: News Room

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is providing more than $7 million in Recycling Performance Grants to 147 Pennsylvania communities for their recycling efforts in 2002. The grants are awarded from the Recycling Fund, which is financed by a $2-a-ton fee on all materials disposed of in landfills in Pennsylvania. Recycling is a $23 billion industry in Pennsylvania, paying $2.9 billion in wages to 81,322 people employed in 3,247 recycling and reuse industries statewide.
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