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Randolph Receives Recycling Grant

Posted: January 18, 2011

New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $13 million in grants to towns and counties last week to assist recycling efforts.

Municipalities receive 60% of the money generated through a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities.

In Morris County, where grants ranged from $1,033.51 to $75,891.75, the amount of Randolph’s grant, $43,948.67, was the second highest. The grants are based upon 2008 recycling activities.

The monies are intended to be used by towns to help enhance outreach and compliance efforts.

In a release from the DEP, Commissioner Bob Martin stated that these grants are an investment in our future. “Local governments will use this money to continue to build even stronger recycling programs as we all work to continue improving our recycling efforts.”