State recycling grants awarded to Mid-Ohio Valley organizations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Several Mid-Ohio Valley entities have received a share of $1.5 million in recycling assistance grants from the state of West Virginia.

The grants provide funding to start, expand or upgrade a variety of recycling programs throughout the state.

Gov. Jim Justice presented the grants Monday during the annual West Virginia Educational Conference on Litter Control and Solid Waste
Management at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.

Those receiving grants in the Mid-Ohio Valley included:

- Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley - $54,036.00; To fund a new vehicle for the expansion of the recycling operation.

- Latrobe Street Mission - $69,000.00; to fund vehicle costs and operational expenses for the ongoing textile recycling program.

- Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority - $69,510.00; to assist with personnel, training and education, equipment, and operational expenses to support the County's recycling program.

- Wirt County Solid Waste Authority - $31,000.00; to fund personnel and operational supplies to support the County recycling program.