BCSWA Receives Grant

Brooke County’s Solid Waste Authority has received a $31,800 grant from the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection.
The award was part of nearly $2 million in recycling assistance grants to 29 recipients through the agency’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program.
The local grant will be used to assist with personnel, lease payment for office, baling wire, fuel for recycling truck, computer with software, propane for heating and a dedicated line for the security camera to support the county-wide recycling program.
Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.
Funding for the grant program is generated through a $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills.