SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City will receive $10,000 -- part of $134,600 distributed to 15 municipalities across Union County -- from the Recycling Enhancement Grant program, an initiative administered by Union County which aims to improve local recycling rates.

Funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the program sees applicants submit detailed plans that fit specific requirements for promoting recycling and protecting the environment.

Summit will use the funds to purchase and install 'Big Belly' solar recycling containers for Glenside Field.

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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.

In addition to Summit, the municipalities that received funding from the 2018 Recycling Enhancement Grant program include:

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

Westfield - $10,000