Harrisburg, August 7, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a Recycling Performance Grant to New Kensington in Westmoreland County, said state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland).

“This not only promotes better practices for the environment,” Brewster said. “It also encourages economic growth by expanding the city’s recycling industry.”

The grant of more than $7,800 will provide the community with the incentive to recover more waste through recycling.

“In 2010, New Kensington recycled nearly 1,300 tons of recycled material,” Brewster said. “I’m pleased the city gets the opportunity to expand the recycling program even further.”

This grant is in addition to the usual funds distributed by the Department of Environmental Protection to municipalities to establish and maintain recycling programs.


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