West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued the following announcement on Oct. 3.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program has approved 10 applicants for grant amounts totaling $121,151.
Established in 2008 under the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), the CED Program requires that manufacturers register their brands with the state. The fees collected from this program allow counties and municipalities to apply for CED grants to conduct electronic collection events and support ongoing collection programs.
The goals of the program are to establish a registration process for manufacturers of covered electronic devices, to determine if manufacturers have adopted or implemented a free take-back/recycling program for their products, and to award recycling grants to counties and municipalities for recycling or other programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.
Grants were awarded to:
Brooke County Solid Waste Authority: $16,866.00
To fund personnel, advertising, contracted services for a collection event, electricity and a security system for the ongoing program.
Cabell County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000.00
To fund e-cycling services and educational outreach for two collection events.
Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $6,640.00
To fund labor and materials for collecting and packaging electronics for the ongoing collection program.
Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority: $20,000.00
To fund e-cycling charges and equipment maintenance for the ongoing program
Kanawha County Commission: $15,000.00
To fund e-cycling services and community outreach for six collection events.
Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $12,000.00
To fund e-cycling services and advertising for a collection event.
Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority: $8,300.00
To fund e-cycling services and operational supplies for the ongoing program.
Preston County Commission: $16,305.00
To fund e-cycling services, labor wages, flyers and advertising for a county collection event.
Roane County Solid Waste Authority: $8,600.00
To fund personnel and operational equipment and supplies for the ongoing collection program.
Wayne County Solid Waste Authority: $7,440.00
To fund personnel, fuel and tires for the electronic collection program.
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