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MassDEP Awards $2.9M in Grants to Support Statewide Recycling

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The state of Massachusetts has awarded more than $2.9 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 262 municipalities and regional solid waste districts. The grants aim to help communities across the state maximize their organics recycling and waste reduction programs.

Under SMRP, which was created under the Green Communities Act and is administered by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), 219 communities qualified for the Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) and will receive payments ranging from $2,100 to $97,500 for a total of $2.93 million statewide, Cape Cod Today reports. The RDP recognizes municipalities that have implemented policies and programs proven to maximize materials reuse and recycling, as well as waste reduction.

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