BCSWA Receives Grant for CED Collection Program

The Brooke County Solid Waste Authority is among 12 applicants who have been approved through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) for grant funding. The WVDEP has approved $85,950 in grant funding for the applicants through its Covered Electronic Devices (CED) program.
The Funds for the BCSWA will be used to fund e-cycling contractor services and advertising in support of the County’s ongoing CED collection program.
Established in 2008 under the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), the CED Program requires electronic device manufacturers to register their brands with the State. The fees collected from this program allow counties and municipalities to apply for CED recycling grants to conduct electronic collection events and support ongoing collection programs.
The CED program ensures CED manufactures 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.