SWA Receives Grant To Recycle Electronics

Brooke County’s Solid Waste Authority has received an $8,000 grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection through its Covered Electronic Devices (CED) recycling grant program.
The award was on of 14 totaling $101,100 announced this week.
The money will be used to fund wages, advertising and contractor fees for the county’s ongoing CED collection program.
Established in 2008 under the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program, the CED program requires manufacturers to register their brands with the State.
The fees collected allow counties and municipalities to apply for CED recycling grants to conduct electronic device collection events and support ongoing collection programs.
The CED program:
* Ensures CED manufacturers update their registration status annually
* Determines if manufacturers have adopted or implemented a free take-back/recycling program for their products, and
* Awards recycling grants to counties and municipalities for recycling and other programs that divert CEDs from entering the waste stream.
REAP, whose motto is “Keeping West Virginia Clean and Green,” was created in 2005 and strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of litter.
The program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup and recycling efforts.