137th District Municipalities Awarded Recycling Grants, Says Emrick
MT. BETHEL – Four municipalities in the 137th Legislative District, which is represented by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth), are among 120 statewide to receive recycling grants awarded by the Department of Environmental Resources.

“I applaud these municipalities for their efforts, as well as their residents for making recycling a way of life and setting an example as good stewards of resources,” Emrick said.

The four municipalities that received grants and the recycling efforts they perform are:

• Forks Township- Curbside recycling ($250,000).
• Palmer Township – Recycling center ($250,000).
• Tatamy Borough – Curbside recycling ($10,926).
• Upper Nazareth Township – Recycling center and leaf waste collection ($71,393).

Statewide recycling in Pennsylvania began in 1988 with the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act that requires larger municipalities to recycle. In 2012 (the latest year of record), Pennsylvania recycled more than 8.49 million tons of resources, saving more than 168 trillion British thermal units of energy and cutting more than 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the air.

Questions about this event or any legislative issue should be directed to 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
RepEmrick.com / Facebook.com/RepEmrick
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