MORRISTOWN, NJ - Madison will receive $25,673 out of the nearly $1 million the state is receiving in recycling grants.
The grants were announced by the State Department of Environmental Protections. The DEP “tonnage grants” reward municipal and county governments based on 2017 recycling numbers(the latest available statistics), according to DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. The grants, she said, are to be used to help implement and enhance local recycling efforts.
The grants will be used to improve recycling efforts through a variety of initiatives, such as providing recycling receptacles in public places, upgrading recycling drop-off centers, conducting education and outreach, implementing curbside recycling pickup programs, and funding recycling coordinator positions, said officials.
Other Morris County towns receiving grants include:
- Parsippany $179,993
- Florham Park, $50,634
- Randolph $48,085
- Montville $47,579
- Roxbury $46,012
- Rockaway Township $45,613
- Denville $42,283
- Mount Olive $38,958
- Morristown $32,870
- East Hanover $31,826
- Madison $25,673
- Morris Township $24,830
- Morris Plains $14,047
- Chatham Township $12,276
For a complete list of towns, click HERE
“Recycling is one easy way for Morris County residents to directly make a positive impact on our environment here in the county every day,” said Freeholder John Krickus, who is liaison to the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, which handles recycling for about half of the county. “Recycling creates jobs and clean communities, which enhance the quality of life in each of our 39 towns.”
According to the MUA, "when in doubt, throw it out".
"Knowledge is the key to successful recycling: Recycle only those materials acceptable to your town’s collection service. Contaminants such as plastic bags, dirty food containers and unmarked plastics cause problems at the processing facilities and lower the value of all of the recyclables, according to MUA district recycling coordinator Liz Sweedy.
For more information, visit the MUA website.