South Jersey towns get state recycling grants

    Towns around South Jersey will get millions in state recycling grants through their participation in the Recycling Enhancement Act. More than $12 million in funding will be spread across the state, with towns in Gloucester and Cumberland counties seeing a large chunk.


    The grant program is funded by a $3-per-ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities, as the Gloucester County Times reports, and municipal governments get 60 percent of the money the fund generates to be used for outreach and compliance. The rest of the money goes toward county solid-waste management and household hazardous-waste collection programs and county and state promotional efforts.

    Vineland will see about $266,000, and Gloucester County towns will see between $1,000 and $66,000.

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