Local Municipalities Earn Recycling Grants, Says Emrick
2/8/2013
HARRISBURG – Three municipalities in the 137th Legislative District are recipients of recycling grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton).

“I would like to congratulate these municipalities, which earned the grants as part of highly-competitive process,” Emrick said.

The following three municipalities are among 131 in the state to share $17.8 million in recycling grants: 

  • Forks Township - $52,053
  • Palmer Township - $250,000
  • Upper Nazareth Township - $237,292

This is the 53rd round of grants being awarded since the Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988, also known as Act 101. This act mandates recycling in municipalities with more than 10,000 residents and those with populations between 5,000 and 10,000 that have population densities greater than 300 people per square mile.

For more information on this or any other legislative issue, please contact Emrick’s Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401, or his Nazareth office at (610) 746-5090.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
717.260.6137
slittle@pahousegop.com
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