Major, Peifer Announce $29,444 Grant for Wayne County Recycling Center

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HARRISBURG – Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming) and Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) last week announced a grant for $29,444 from the Department of Environmental Protection for the Wayne County Recycling Center. “Recycling has become a very large and important part of the waste industry,” said Major. “Wayne County consistently does a great job with its promotion, collection and processing of recycled materials, and this grant will go a long way in helping to offset the expenses for the county recycler who organizes these efforts.” The grant is being awarded under the County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program for the reimbursement of 50 percent of the county recycling coordinator’s salary and expenses. “We’re seeing recycling become more of a national priority with resources such as petroleum that is used in plastic, becoming more expensive and less available,” Peifer said. “The industry employs thousands of people in Pennsylvania and reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.”