MARTINSBURG, W.Va.—The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority was awarded a $125,750 recycling assistance grant through the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program, the agency announced Friday.
The grant is expected to assist with site improvements and storage containers for the county’s ongoing county-wide program, according to a news release from the state DEP.
The funding was among $1.4 million in grants awarded to 32 recipients statewide and Berkeley County’s award was one of the largest, according to the news release.
DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented the 2013 grants at a ceremony at the DEP’s headquarters in Charleston.
Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grants Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills, according to the news release.