Funds Help Subsidize Municipal Recycling Programs
(DISTRICT 38) — District 38 legislators — Senator Bob Gordon, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (all D-Bergen/Passaic) — announced Monday more than $295,000 in Clean Communities Grant awards for municipalities in their district to help finance recycling programs.
“In this day and age, we simply can’t afford not to recycle,” said Gordon. “This grant money will be welcome news for many towns with municipal budgets already stretched as thin as they will go.”
“These grants will help the 38th District do its part to ensure that New Jersey lives up to its nickname of ‘The Garden State,'” said Wagner. “By providing funding to help finance recycling programs throughout the district, we help reduce the amount of reusable materials that end up in landfills as garbage.”
“The more that we focus on recycling and waste reduction now, the better off our communities, our state and our planet will be in the future,” said Eustace. “This grant money will help continue the robust recycling programs that already exist in the 38th District.”
Created in 2002, the Clean Communities grants are funded through a 1985 user fee placed on manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, businesses, retailers and restaurants that make, produce or use litter-generating products.
The $295,860.54 in grant awards will be distributed as follows:
|MUNICIPALITY||TOTAL GRANT AWARD|
|Fair Law Boro||$44,865.27|
|Glen Rock Boro||$16,081.37|
|Hasbrouck Heights Boro||$16,492.42|
|New Milford Boro||$23,068.81|
|River Edge Boro||$15,643.05|
|Rochelle Park Township||$7,663.27|
|Saddle Brook Township||$18,961.36|