West Virginia DEP Awards Electronics Recycling Grants

The program determines whether manufacturers have adopted or implemented free take-back/recycling programs for their products and awards recycling grants for county or city programs that divert covered electronic devices from their waste stream.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced Oct. 12 that its Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan has approved 11 applicants to receive a total of $96,903.25 in grant funding to recycle covered electronic devices. The CED Program was established in 2008 and requires manufacturers to register their brands with the state; fees collected from this program allow counties and cities to apply for CED grants to conduct electronic collection events and support ongoing collection programs.

The program determines whether manufacturers have adopted or implemented free take-back/recycling programs for their products and awards recycling grants for county or city programs that divert covered electronic devices from their waste stream. This time, grants are being awarded to:

  • Barbour County Solid Waste Authority: $9,500 to fund hauling fees, plastic wrap, and labor for the ongoing county-wide collection program
  • Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $5,850 to fund labor and packaging materials for its collection program.
  • Jackson County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000 to fund a shed addition for the ongoing, county-wide CED collection program
  • Kanawha County Commission: $14,750 to fund CED recycling/transportation fees, billboards, and ads for collection events
  • Lincoln County Solid Waste Authority: $7,863.25 to fund handling/processing of electronic waste, flyers, billboards and local newspaper ads for a county-wide collection event
  • Ohio County Solid Waste Authority: $8,000 to fund an e-cycling vendor and advertising for a county-wide collection event
  • Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority: $10,000 to fund recycling/transportation fees for its collection program
  • Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority: $8,500 to fund contractor/transportation fees for its collection program
  • Preston County Commission: $9,170 to fund an c-cycling vendor, printing of flyers, advertising, and labor for a county-wide collection event
  • Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority: $7,950 to fund an c-cycling vendor, advertising, educational materials, and legal ads for a collection event
  • Wayne County Solid Waste Authority: $5,320 to fund recycling fees and personnel for the ongoing collection program
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