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City of Elizabeth to Receive Union County 2018 Recycling Enhancement Grant

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The City of Elizabeth has received $10,000 as part of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Recycling Enhancement Grants.

Fifteen municipalities have received a total of $134,600 in Recycling Enhancement Grants. The grant program, which aims at improving local recycling rates, is administered by Union County with funding from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

“Union County is proud to partner with our municipal governments to conserve resources and protect the environment, by providing the equipment and infrastructure that helps our residents send more waste into the recycling stream,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

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To receive a Recycling Enhancement Grant, applicants must submit detailed plans that fit specific requirements for promoting recycling and protecting the environment.

The projects that received funding include infrastructure improvements to public recycling centers, and new recycling bins or storage containers for schools, parks, train stations and other public facilities.

The municipalities that received funding from the 2018 Recycling Enhancement Grant program are:

Berkeley Heights - $7,200

Clark - $10,000

Cranford - $7,500

Elizabeth - $10,000

Hillside - $7,600

Kenilworth - $9,000

Linden - $9,500

New Providence - $10,000

Rahway - $10,000

Roselle - $10,000

Scotch Plains - $7,800

Springfield - $6,000

Summit - $10,000

Westfield - $10,000

Total: $134,600

The grants support the goals of Chairman Granados’s Moving Union County Forward “Plant a Seed” initiative for engaging and the public in conservation and environmental education.

For more details on all upcoming recycling events, and contact information for municipal recycling coordinators, visit ucnj.org/recycling.

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