Harrisburg – Nov. 7, 2014 – A $6,944 state recycling performance grant has been awarded to New Kensington, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said.

“Recycling performance grants were developed as incentives for communities to increase the amount of material recovered and removed from the waste stream,” Brewster said. “The funds given to New Kensington for this grant are in addition to funding that comes to the city to operate its recycling program.”

Administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the grant awards were authorized by Act 101 of 1988. The grant for New Kensington was determined by two factors: the amount of material recycled in 2012; and the city’s population.

According to the DEP, New Kensington recycled 1,222.8 tons in 2012.

Brewster has been very active in local government and city issues during his tenure in the state Senate. He currently serves as Democratic chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee.


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