Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) applauds the announcement that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Tonnage Grant awards totaling over $365,000 will be awarded to communities in the 7th legislative district.
“Recycling is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the environment, and on our communities. But in these tough fiscal times, where governing bodies are faced with difficult budget decisions everyday, even important programs like Recycling can face cuts. The DEP’s Recycling Tonnage Grant awards enable our municipalities to continue to provide an important service to their residents and prevent otherwise recyclable waste from ending up in our landfills,” said Allen.
The grant dollars a municipality receives from the Recycling Tonnage Grant must be used exclusively for recycling purposes.
The grant awards are based on 2010 tonnage amounts. According to the DEP, the grants will be distributed as follows:
|EDGEWATER PARK TWP||$16,002.73|
|MOUNT LAUREL TWP||$49,631.52|