Randolph County among 14 applicants to receive recycling grants from WVDEP

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has approved $101,100 in grant funding for 14 applicants through its Covered Electronic Devices (CED) recycling grant program.

Established in 2008 under the WVDEP’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.

A list of the CED brands that have approved take-back programs to consumers is available in the West Virginia Materials Recycling Directory.

The grant recipients include:

  • Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000.00
    To fund transportation costs for the County’s ongoing CED collection program.
  • Brooke County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000.00
    To fund labor wages, advertising, and contractor fees for the County’s ongoing CED collection program.
  • Cabell County Solid Waste Authority: $5,600.00
    To fund labor wages and recycling fees to hold multiple CED collection events.
  • Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $6,000.00
    To fund labor wages and packaging materials for the County’s ongoing CED collection program.
  • Kanawha County Commission: $8,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising for up to six CED collection events.
  • Mingo County Commission: $9,000.00
    To fund contractor fees to hold a CED collection event.
  • Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event.
  • Morgan County Solid Waste Authority: $4,500.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event and an educational pamphlet.
  • City Of Morgantown: $4,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event.
  • Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $9,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and a legal advertisement to hold a CED collection event.
  • Preston County Solid Waste Authority: $7,500.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event.
  • Putnam County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event.
  • Randolph County Commission: $9,000.00
    To fund contractor fees and advertising to hold a CED collection event.
  • Roane County Solid Waste Authority: $6,500.00
    To fund labor wages, contractor fees, and advertising for the County’s ongoing collection program.

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. More information is available on the REAP webpage.

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