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New Milford Awarded Recylcing Grant

Christie Administration awards 70 Bergen County municipalities $1.5 million in grants to bolster local recycling efforts.

New Milford is the recipient of $20,445 in grant money awarded by the Christie Administration to enhance local recycling efforts. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the state’s Mandatory Recycling Act, a landmark law that made New Jersey the first state to require recycling.

This year's grant is based on the recycling successes local governments demonstrated in 2010. In 2010, New Jersey reached a 40-percent municipal solid waste recycling rate for the first time since 1998.

Here are what the surrounding towns received:

River Edge: $16,623

Oradell: $10,759

Teaneck: $40,227

Bergenfield: $29,446

Dumont: $22,389

The recycling grant program is funded by a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities.

Donna Colucci October 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I would love a rain barrel. How do we go about getting them.
Ulises October 22, 2012 at 07:27 PM
www.rainbarrelsource.com
Denise October 23, 2012 at 04:49 PM
You can always count on Ulises!!

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