Grant Round Open for Recycling Program Development and Implementation Grants  

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced a new grant round to support municipal recycling programs under Section 902 of the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act 101). Townships, councils of governments, or similar entities established by two or more municipalities compliant with Act 101 are eligible to apply through May 10, 2024.  

Eligible projects must involve municipalities with a mandatory trash collection program or to support a residential recycling program with a corresponding commercial recycling program. Funding is available to cover up to 90% of approved recycling program costs, including but not limited to: design costs, development of recycling program ordinances or public education programs, costs of developing contracts for procuring equipment or services, purchasing or leasing vehicles to collect recyclables, and acquiring or renovating buildings.  

Applications must be submitted through DCED’s Electronic Single Application site. Interested townships must first contact a DEP regional planning and recycling coordinator to schedule a preapplication conference to be considered for funding. Questions can be directed to Mark Vottero, DEP Municipal Recycling Implementation Section Group Manager, at (717) 772-5719,

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