WEST CHESTER (October 12) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two municipalities in Chester County and one in Montgomery County will receive a total of $56,851 in Pennsylvania Recycling Performance Grants.


“It’s good to see municipalities in our region taking on the challenge to recycle more. In doing so, they’re protecting our environment, conserving energy, reducing waste and helping ensure a cleaner, brighter future for our region,” Dinniman said. 


The grants, which are based on the amount recycled and the respective municipality’s population in 2010, were awarded as follows:


  • West Chester Borough will receive $28,283 for 3,059.8 tons recycled.


  • East Bradford Township will receive $24,875 for 2,593.4 tons recycled.


  • Trappe Borough (Montgomery County) will receive $3,693 for 351.4 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.


“Our area has 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,” Dinniman added.