WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. -- West Liberty University is getting a $24,760 grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to continue its recycling efforts.
The school said the award will allow its voluntary recycling program to grow into a full-fledged, mandatory program.
The money will be used to help buy recycling storage buildings, recycling containers, a utility vehicle, recycling bags and an industrial scale.
State lawmakers funded the program through a $1 fee imposed on every ton of solid waste disposed of at state landfills. The money is available to any county, municipality, public or private entity in West Virginia interested in planning and implementing recycling programs or related public educational programs.