from the inbox:
State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, today announced that Lower Makefield Township and Newtown Borough have been awarded recycling grants from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Santarsiero said Lower Makefield Township will receive a $115,745 grant, which is based on the 4,886 tons recycled by the township in 2008 and the municipality's population.
Newtown Borough will receive a $7,963 grant, which is based on the 340 tons recycled by the borough in 2008 and the municipality's population
"The state DEP has made yet another wise investment in our region," Santarsiero said. "I commend Lower Makefield Township and Newtown Borough for their hard work and commitment to promote recycling locally."
The grants are part of the Recycling Performance Grant Program, which provides incentives to help Pennsylvania's communities increase the amount of materials recovered through recycling and promote economic growth in the Commonwealth through job creation and market expansion.