Alabama Department of Environmental Management to give out $1.7 million in grants for recycling
A total of $1.7 million in grant money, generated by a $1-per-ton fee on waste dumped in landfills, will go to buy things such as recycling trailers and bins, collection trucks and other equipment, as well as to support education efforts encouraging participation in recycling programs. ADEM Director Lance LeFleur praised the grant program. "The ability to recycle more materials not only conserves natural resources but also reduces the volume of materials going into Alabama's landfills," LeFleur said in a release announcing the grants. "I am pleased that ADEM can utilize its resources and work with officials at the local level to support these recycling efforts."
The Alabama Environmental Council lead an effort through the JCDH to earn $276,368 for expanded recycling in Jefferson County.