State awards $2 million in grants for recycling | Environment
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state environmental agency is awarding $2 million in grants to promote recycling in Alabama.
The city of Troy will receive the largest amount, $292,000. Another southeast Alabama is receiving the second-largest amount, as Dothan will get $248.000.
Other recipients range from Columbiana, which is getting $7,246 for recycling, to the $246,800 awarded to Jefferson County's health department.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management says the grant money can be used to begin recycling programs or enhance existing ones. The funds can also go toward educational and outreach programs to promote recycling.
The money comes from a $1-a-ton fee imposed on all solid wastes disposed of in Alabama landfills.
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