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Cinnaminson Gets $30K Recycling Grant

The money goes to equipment, recycling initiatives and more.

Cinnaminson has received nearly $30,000 in grant money from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to help with recycling efforts.

In total, New Jersey towns received more than $13 million.

"The recycling grant money is used to educate our residents in the community about the benefits of recycling," said Frank Locantore, Cinnaminson township administrator. 

The state's recycling grant program is funded by a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities. The grant money distributed to Cinnaminson and other towns this year is based on the recycling successes local governments demonstrated in 2010.

Locantore said the money specifically targets young people in the community, "to get them into good habits early."

The grant money helps the district's Make a Splash Foundation and also provides books on recycling to the middle school students here.

The money also goes to help fund municipal clean-up days and for recycling equipment.

"The township is committed to recycle whenever and wherever possible," Locantore said. "It's a benefit to the community and to our enviroment, and it's the right thing to do."

In 2010, New Jersey reached a 40-percent municipal solid waste or recycling rate for the first time since 1998. That same year, the state generated 9.8 million tons of municipal solid waste, of which 3.9 million tons were recycled, for a 40 percent municipal solid waste recycling rate, an increase from the 2009 rate of 37.1 percent. 

Cinnaminson's grant is for $29,201.15. 

FbS October 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Excellent!!
agent itchy October 27, 2012 at 02:46 PM
this is good news, but we should be able to recycle more than Delran and Moorestown. C'mon fellow Pirates!
Observer October 28, 2012 at 01:35 AM
We should increase the number of recycling recepticals at our local parks. There are lots of children and sporting teams, which use and dispose 1,000's of recyclable bottles. Basically, where this is a garbage bin, there should also be a recycle bin.
Billy Pilgrim October 28, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I would like to see single-stream recycling. I think that it would make it even easier. I am not sure about the financials, but just as a wish list thing. I agree with Observer. The more places bins are located, the better. It is nice to get these kind of updates. Thanks!
Get a Life October 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM
billy it's coming. the county had to make upgrades. I believe it's almost done this why we all got a 95 gallon blue bucket.
FbS October 28, 2012 at 01:56 PM
WM has a single stream plant in NE Philly just over the bridge but nothing in south jersey (near us)as of yet, I believe
agent itchy October 28, 2012 at 03:07 PM
yes! i agree.

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