Falls Approves Recycling Grant Proposal, Says Return on Investment is Worth the Cost
The Falls Township Supervisors approved a grant writing proposal that’s expected to substantially pay the Township much more than its initial investment, officials said earlier this week.
The board approved a $4,800 proposal from F.X. Browne, Inc. for completion of the Township’s annual Act 101 recycling grant application.
The company is an award winning consulting firm providing an array of environmental services throughout the commonwealth managing the municipalities applications for 20 years.
Last years grant application resulted in a little more than $68,500 coming back to the township, according to interim Township Manager Matt Takita. Previous years saw a return of $53,000 and $49,000, respectively, he said, on the townships investment.
“It’s a pretty good investment,” Supervisors Chairman Jeff Dence said.
Grant amounts are based on total tonnage for residential and commercial properties. F.X. Browne, Inc., as part of its proposal, will obtain valid documentation needed for the grant application.
The community is encouraged to recycle as much material as possible every bit helps to increase the amount of potential grant funds- or return on investment, if you will, officials said.
Haulers make it even easier to recycle with single-stream recycling, which allows for paper, plastic and cans to be co-mingled in the same container. Recycling materials can be placed in any receptacle, provided it’s marked as being recycling and not mistaken for trash. More information about recycling can be found here.
Falls has 22-gallon and 32-gallon recycling containers available for purchase at the municipal complex.
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