WEST CHESTER (January 11) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that six Chester County municipalities will receive a total of $255,058 in Recycling Performance Grants.

“Recycling is a simple and efficient way to protect the environment, conserve energy and reduce waste,” Dinniman said.  “Chester County and its municipalities have come a long way in encouraging recycling and re-using materials, and we can continue to do more.  These grants are a great incentive to ensure that we do.”

The grants, which are based on the amount recycled and the municipality’s population in 2009, were awarded as follows:

  • Charlestown Township will receive $21,040 for 748.7 tons recycled.
  • East Vincent Township will receive $7,337 for 468.5 tons recycled.
  • West Bradford Township will receive $21,618 for 1,166.5 tons recycled.
  • West Chester Borough will receive $66,187 for 3,715.1 tons recycled.
  • Trappe Borough will receive $3,417 for 238.9 tons recycled.
  • Uwchlan Township will receive $135,459 for 3,919.7 tons recycled.

The grants come through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Recycling Development and Implementation Grant Program.  The program provides incentives to help Pennsylvania communities increase the amount of materials recovered through recycling.

In addition, the Chester County Solid Waste Authority will receive a $644 grant to reimburse 50 percent of the costs for having developed and operated a household hazardous waste collection event at the Digital Direct parking lot in Honey Brook on May 7, 2011. That grant comes under the Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program

For more information contact Senator Dinniman’s District Office at (610) 692-2112, or e-mail acirucci@pasenate.com.