Denville in Top 5 of Morris County Recyclers

Credits: County of Morris

DENVILLE, NJ – Denville was among the top five Morris County municipalities when it came to recycling in 2014 and will receive more than $40,000 from the state for its efforts, officials said on Tuesday.

The township will get $43,450 in state recycling grant money, its slice of about $1 million allocated to Morris County’s 39 municipalities, said the county in a statement. The county’s chunk of grant money comes from a pool of about $14.3 million in grants announced by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Only four Morris County towns will get more grant money than Denville: Hanover will get $44,734; Randolph will get $53,620; Rockaway Township will get $77,964 and Parsippany will get $97,883.

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The grants are based on 2014 “recycling performance,” said the county.

“Recycling is a way for all Morris County residents, and our schools and businesses, to make a personal hands-on difference in protecting our environment and enhancing the quality of life in our county and state,” said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers, who is the board’s liaison on recycling issues.

The state recycling grant program gets funds from a $3-per-ton surcharge on garbage taken to solid waste disposal sites across the state. “The grant program rewards local governments and enhances recycling efforts through initiatives such as running tire collection days, providing recycling receptacles and maintaining leaf composting operations,” explained the county. “Each award is based on materials collected and recycled, and can be used in various ways to improve recycling results.”

Morris County recycles nearly half of its mixed solid waste (MSW) according to the county, significantly more than most counties across the country. The national MSW recycling rate is 34 percent, the county said.

Newark will receive the biggest recycling grant: $552,249, the county said.

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