MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County's 39 municipalities will receive $1 million in state recycling grants, announced the Department of Environmental Protection. Out of the $1 million, Morristown will receive $36,082, Morris Township will receive $35,564 and Morris Plains will receive $12,981 which will be used to implement and enhance local recycling efforts.
The funds are being awarded through the state's Recycling Enhancement Act, said the DEP.
“Recycling is a way of life for every Morris County resident, along with our businesses and schools, to make an impact on protecting the environment every day,” said Morris County Freeholder John Krickus , who is county governing board’s liaison on recycling issues.
Parsippany recieved the largest grant, receiving $161,838, with Rockaway Township receiving the second highest amount, $56,621; Randolph will be receiving $52,992 and Montville will receive $47,306.
“Each of us can have a significant impact on the environment simply by recycling every day,” said DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. “Recycling helps keep our communities clean, generates revenue and jobs, and lessens the amount of trash going to landfills. These grants will help communities continue the important work of promoting the benefits of recycling and having a positive impact on New Jersey’s quality of life.”
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