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Supervisors Seek Recycling Grant


If you could spend $4,800, but know that you would recoup another $50,000 to $100,000 would you do it?

The Falls Township Supervisors advanced a measure that’s expected to pay the Township much more than its initial investment. The fiscally responsible board approved a $4,800 proposal from F.X. Browne, Inc. for completion of the Township’s 2018 Act 101 recycling grant application. In previous years, the company has helped Falls obtain state grants averaging $80,000 per year.

Grant amounts are based on total tonnage for residential and commercial properties in 2018. F.X. Browne, Inc., as part of its proposal, will obtain valid documentation needed for the application.

“It brings in revenue ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 every year,” Falls Finance Director Betsy Reukauf said. “It’s well worth the cost of the proposal.”

The company has submitted the township’s grant applications for nearly 20 years, Township Manager Peter Gray said.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle as much material as possible. Every little bit helps increase the amount of potential grant funds.

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 building.

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