Gov. Justice presents more than $1.5 million in Recycling Assistance Grants for use across state

10/22/2019

TUCKER COUNTY, WV – Gov. Jim Justice visited the annual West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control & Solid Waste Management at Canaan Valley Resort State Park on Monday, presenting more than $1.5 million in Recycling Assistance Grants to 27 local governments, educational institutions, and other businesses across West Virginia. 

The grants provide funding for recipients to start, expand, or upgrade a variety of recycling programs throughout the state. 



“If you just go outside and look, we have the most pristine air, it's the most beautiful place anywhere,” Gov. Justice said. “With these grants, you continue to clean West Virginia up more and more and more.

“I want pristine everything in West Virginia. I want just what you want – for your communities to stay clean and prosperous in every way because I want our grandkids to be able to fish in our streams and to be able to continue enjoying all the natural goodness we're blessed with in our great state.” 



The complete list of grant recipients is as follows:

Braxton County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $46,400.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, vehicle and equipment expenses, operational costs, educational materials and training to support the County's recycling program.

Metal Center Recycling (Cabell County)
Amount: $28,721.33
Purpose: To assist with equipment accessories to improve processing for the metal recycling operation.

Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $33,678.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, equipment expenses and operational costs to support the County's 24-year old recycling program.

City of Montgomery
Amount: $60,860.00
Purpose: To assist with a recycling vehicle, equipment expenses, educational materials, personnel and transportation costs for the expansion of the City's recycling program.

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $53,460.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, recycling fees, operational and equipment expenses for the expansion of the County's recycling program.

Infinite Electronics Recycling, LLC (Weirton, WV)
Amount: $25,000.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel costs for the electronics recycling operation.

Harrison County Recycling Center, LLC
Amount: $70,574.00
Purpose: To fund equipment upgrades to support the recycling operation.

Shepherd University
Amount: $17,305.50
Purpose: To fund a bottle crusher system for a new glass recycling initiative.

City of Charleston
Amount: $45,000.00
Purpose: To assist with recycling coordinator wages, a feasibility study.

Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Inc.
Amount: $68,213.00
Purpose: To assist with equipment costs to support the expansion of textile and electronic recycling operations.

Knighthorst Shredding, LLC (Charleston, WV)
Amount: $67,000.00
Purpose: To fund vehicle and equipment costs for the expansion of the paper shredding and recycling operation.

Mountain State Waste (Weston, WV)
Amount: $75,000.00
Purpose: To fund equipment upgrades to support the expansion of the cardboard recycling operation.

Marion County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $143,551.50
Purpose: To assist with personnel, equipment and operational expenses for the County's recycling program.

Mason County Commission
Amount: $56,000.00
Purpose: To construct a metal building and foundation for material storage to support the County's recycling program.

Mason County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $95,874.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, vehicle, equipment upgrades, and operational expenses to support the County's recycling program.

Mason County Board of Education
Amount: $63,193.24
Purpose: To fund the new county-wide school recycling initiative: "Every School, Every Classroom, Every Employee, and Every Child Recycling Everyday."

City of Morgantown
Amount: $36,786.00
Purpose: To assist the City's Green Team with a new educational campaign, school recycling projects, personnel and training for outreach and educational efforts.

WVU Research Corporation
Amount: $18,025.25
Purpose: To assist with expansion of the recycling program and sustainability efforts at the Potomac State College campus.

Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $69,510.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, training and education, equipment, and operational expenses to support the County's recycling program.

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $49,350.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, training, vehicle, operational and equipment expenses to support the County's recycling program.

Roane County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $111,412.00
Purpose: To assist with recycling and operational expenses for the county recycling program.

Sunrise Sanitation Services, Inc. (Thomas, WV)
Amount: $75,000.00
Purpose: To assist with vehicle and equipment expenses for the expansion of the recycling operation.

Upshur County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $4,165.00
Purpose: To fund paper shred events, outreach, and educational efforts.

Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $60,000.00
Purpose: To assist with personnel, facility improvements, advertising, equipment and operational expenses to support the County recycling program.

Wirt County Solid Waste Authority
Amount: $31,000.00
Purpose: To fund personnel and operational supplies to support the County recycling program.

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley
Amount: $54,036.00
Purpose: To fund a new vehicle for the expansion of the recycling operation.

Latrobe Street Mission (Parkersburg, WV)
Amount: $69,000.00
Purpose: To fund vehicle costs and operational expenses for the ongoing textile recycling program.



Contact Information

Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

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