West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth more than $1.55 million to 36 recipients through the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grants program.
Huffman presented the 2011 grants during a ceremony at the DEP's Charleston headquarters.
Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.
Funding for the Recycling Assistance Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by West Virginia Code 22-15A-19(h)(1).
Among the recipients are: