W.Va. DEP awards grants for litter control programs

Local - 7/31/2013 6:12 PM by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - More than $63,000 is awarded to several agencies to help make the mountain state a cleaner place.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved 26 applicants to receive grants for litter control programs. The money was awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions and municipalities. 

James Allen, executive director of the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority, said running a litter control program can be expensive. "Every dollar that we can get will help to prolong this program," explained Allen. "We're very excited to have the few dollars that we're getting from the grant."

The grants will help pay for the razing of dilapidated structures, fund community cleanups and pay for trash receptacles. 

Below is the list of applicants who were approved for the grants:

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $1,000
The funding will be used for webpage advertising for the ongoing anti-litter campaign.

Burnsville, Town of: $3,000
The funding will be used for dumpsters and landfill fees for a town cleanup.

Clay County Commission: $3,000
The funding will be used for litter receptacles for the Town of Clay.

Elkins, City of: $3,000
The funding will be used for dumping fees for a town cleanup.

Fayetteville, Town of: $1,150
The funding will be used for litter receptacles for the city park.

Gilmer County Commission: $3,000
The funding will be used for Litter Control Supervisor wages.

Grafton, City of: $3,000
The funding will be used for landfill fees and labor for the city's cleanup program.

Grant Town, Town of: $3,000
The funding will be used for dumpsters and disposal fees for a town cleanup.

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority: $1,000
The funding will be used for an anti-litter campaign advertising.

Hurricane, City of: $3,000
The funding will be used for structure razing within the city.

Kanawha County Commission: $3,000
The funding will be used for overtime for off-duty deputies to issue litter citations and work cleanup events.

Kenova, City of: $3,000
The funding will be used for structure razing within the city, educational materials, trash bags and trash receptacles.

Martinsburg, City of: $2,500
The funding will be used for a spring cleanup campaign.

McDowell County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000
The funding will be used for a vehicle for the Litter Control Officer.

McMechen, City of: $3,000
The funding will be used for structure razing within the city and litter receptacles.

Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000
The funding will be used for fuel for the county-wide cleanup.

Monroe County Solid Waste Authority: $1,712
The funding will be used for fuel for the county-wide cleanup.

New Cumberland, City of: $1,500
The funding will be used for litter receptacles for the city.

Nitro, City of: $2,000
The funding will be used for litter receptacles for the city. 

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000
The funding will be used for structure razing within the county.

Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority: $2,666
The funding will be used for Litter Control Officer wages, a self-recovery winch and truck tool box for the ongoing litter cleanup program.

Sutton, Town of: $2,000
The funding will be used for a town cleanup.

Wayne County Commission: $3,000
The funding will be used for Litter Control Officer wages.

Webster County Commission: $3,000
The funding will be used for Litter Control Officer wages.

Weston Planning Commission: $2,000
The funding will be used for litter receptacles for the city.

Wood County Solid Waste Authority: $666
The funding will be used for work gloves, safety vests, dust respirators and a solar charger for the ongoing county-wide cleanup program.

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