REAP- The Next Generation

 

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The Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of unsightly litter. The REAP- The Next Generation initiative harbors all of the state cleanup programs within the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. REAP is a powerful force in the campaign against illegal dumping and littering.

REAP focuses on cleanup efforts from both program staff and volunteers statewide. In a unique partnership, the program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.

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Upcoming Events:

AAH Statewide Fall Cleanup
Saturday September 27, 2014
Please Call 1-800-322-5530 to register your group!

2014 Educational Conference on Litter Control and Solid Waste Management
Sunday, October 19 to Tuesday October 21, 2014
at Pullman Plaza Hotel, Huntington, WV

Please click here for more information.



REAP In The News:


2014 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants awarded  


West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth $2 million to 40 recipients today through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Recycling Assistance Grants program.

 

Secretary Huffman presented the 2014 grants during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.

 

Funding for the grant program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by West Virginia Code 22-15A-19(h) (1).

Following are the grant recipients:

 

BARBOUR COUNTY

Barbour County Solid Waste Authority $51,920  

To purchase recycling trailers, safety equipment and to assist with personnel and building improvements for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

BOONE COUNTY

Boone County Solid Waste Authority $52,080      


To purchase fuel for recycling trucks, baling wire, promotional items, recycling bags, office supplies and to assist with personnel, utilities and conference attendance for the ongoing county-wide program.  

 

BROOKE COUNTY

Brooke County Solid Waste Authority $84,619.36           

To assist with personnel, transportation costs, utilities, truck maintenance, conference attendance and to purchase fuel, recycling supplies and roll-offs for the ongoing county-wide program. 

 

CABELL COUNTY

Marshall University Sustainability Department $34,200.99

To purchase an industrial paper shredder, installation and training for shredder and to assist with student collection wages for the university’s recycling program.

           

CALHOUN COUNTY

Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority $37,865

To assist with personnel, equipment maintenance, household battery recycling, crane inspection, utilities and to purchase fuel and rearview camera system on the box truck for the ongoing county-wide program.                                                                       

 

GRANT COUNTY                                                                                     

Region VIII Solid Waste Authority $140,000        

To assist with the construction of two metal buildings for recycling at both transfer stations.

 

HANCOCK COUNTY

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority $25,000

To assist with personnel at the recycling center for the county’s program.

 

KANAWHA COUNTY

Belle, Town of $3,000

To purchase folding recycle bag stands, recycle bags and recycle bins for the town’s program.

 

Charleston East End Main Street $27,470

To purchase solar powered recycling compactors for a new recycling initiative. 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam Counties $44,551        

To purchase a fork truck, fuel and to assist with personnel and supplies for the latex paint recycling program.

 

University of Charleston $20,793.99

To purchase a utility vehicle with trailer and a dump trailer for current truck, including fuel and maintenance for the campus-wide recycling program.

 

MARION COUNTY

Marion County Solid Waste Authority $148,865.75         

To purchase a horizontal baler with conveyor, vertical baler, platform scales, skidsteer and hooklift recycling containers for a new recycling center.                                   

 

Northern Mountain State Metals $75,000  

To purchase a horizontal baler for the ongoing recycling operation.

 

MASON COUNTY

Mason County Solid Waste Authority $54,248.52

To assist with personnel and to purchase a recycling truck and fuel for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

MINERAL COUNTY

Potomac State College of WVU $7,829.87 

To purchase recycling containers, promotional items, weight scale, fuel, advertising and bags for the campus-wide program.  

 

MINGO COUNTY

Mountain State Tire Recycling $71,020     

To purchase a refurbished hydraulic power unit with freight, hook cutters and hydraulic fluid for a tire shredder for the ongoing operation.

 

MONONGALIA COUNTY

Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority $99,500

To purchase 20-yard recycling containers and legal advertising for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

MONROE COUNTY

Monroe County Solid Waste Authority $88,350

To purchase a recycling truck with an aluminum bed, two portable recycling trailers and to assist with personnel for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

MORGAN COUNTY

Morgan County Solid Waste Authority $24,880

To assist with personnel, cardboard hauling and to purchase operating supplies, safety clothing and education materials for the county-wide program.

 

OHIO COUNTY

Ohio County Solid Waste Authority $12,650        

To assist with advertising for the ongoing recycling program.

 

West Liberty University $24,760

To purchase recycling storage buildings, recycling containers, a utility vehicle, bags and scales for the campus-wide recycling program.

 

Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped $54,250   

To purchase a vertical baler, recycling containers, gloves, recycling cube trucks, tilt trucks with lids and to assist with personnel and advertising for the recycling operation.                                              

 

PLEASANTS COUNTY

Pleasants County Commission $6,185

To purchase recycling containers and legal advertising for a new recycling initiative. 

 

Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority $114,300

To purchase recycling trailers, vehicle maintenance and fuel, legal advertising and to assist with personnel, operating expenses and equipment maintenance for the ongoing county-wide program.  

 

POCAHONTAS COUNTY                                                                        

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority $29,711.36

To assist with the county recycling contract and transportation costs, recycling advertising, pamphlets, promotional items and conference attendance for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

PRESTON COUNTY

Kingwood, City of $25,695.92

To purchase recycling bins and tires for the truck and skidsteer for the city-wide program.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY                                                                                                          

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority $16,000

To assist with recycling transportation, mobile home recycling and advertising for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

RALEIGH COUNTY

Beckley Garbage Disposal $42,000

To purchase a truck with special bed and hoist for the pallet/white goods recycling operation.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Elkins, City of $20,950

To assist with recycling service collection, conference attendance and to purchase indoor/outdoor recycling containers, bags, educational and advertising materials for a new recycling initiative.

 

SUMMERS COUNTY

Summers County Solid Waste Authority $21,046.70

To assist with personnel, conference attendance, vehicle fuel and maintenance, advertising and to purchase scales, recycling bags and tires for the recycling trailers for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

TAYLOR COUNTY

Refuse Control Systems $63,731.25

To purchase a baler with transportation and installation costs for the ongoing operation.

 

RRHAMCO $75,000

To purchase a recycling truck for the ongoing operation.

 

TUCKER COUNTY                                                                                                           

Sunrise Sanitation $53,955.50

To purchase drop-off containers and pre-bale holding bins with shipping and freight for the ongoing operation.

 

Tucker County Solid Waste Authority $100,000

To purchase a tub grinder for a new recycling initiative.

 

UPSHUR COUNTY

Upshur County Solid Waste Authority $6,270

To assist with the paper shred event, conference attendance, school “bounty” program, telephone costs and promotional items for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

WETZEL COUNTY

Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority $25,000

To purchase fuel, insurance and maintenance for the recycling truck, recycling containers, advertising, tires for truck and trailers and to assist with driver wages for the ongoing county-wide program.  

 

WIRT COUNTY

Wirt County Solid Waste Authority $33,063

To assist with personnel, contracted transportation, equipment maintenance, conference attendance and to purchase gaylord boxes and tires for the forklift and trailer for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

WOOD COUNTY                                                                                                   

Latrobe Street Mission $75,000

To assist with personnel, travel for training, telephone cost, utilities, advertising, equipment maintenance and to purchase a downstroke baler with freight, baling supplies, a box truck, a forklift and fuel for a new recycling initiative.

 

Quality Sanitation $36,531

To purchase a side dump recycling trailer for the ongoing operation.

 

Wood County Solid Waste Authority $20,089

To purchase multi-stream recycling containers and mixed recycling containers for the ongoing county-wide program.

 

 



DEP approves 26 applicants for FY2014 CED recycling grants 

Twenty-six applicants have been approved for grant amounts totaling $154,030 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced.

Established in 2008 under the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), the CED Program requires manufacturers to register their brands with the state. The fees collected from this program allow counties and municipalities to apply for CED grants to conduct electronic collection events and support ongoing collection programs.

The goals of the program are to establish a registration process for manufacturers of covered electronic devices, to determine if manufacturers have adopted or implemented a free take-back/recycling program for their products; and to award recycling grants to counties and municipalities for recycling or other programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.

Grants will be awarded to:

Barbour County Solid Waste Authority                                                                 $3,500

To fund advertising, shrink wrap, gaylord boxes, pallet jack and maintenance for the CED collection program.

 

Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority                                                                 $10,000

To fund pallets, gaylord boxes and fuel for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Braxton County Solid Waste Authority                                                                  $6,000

To fund electronics transportation costs, advertising and operational costs for the CED collection program.

 

Brooke County Solid Waste Authority                                                                   $6,000

To fund contracted electronic recycling service, advertising, signs, banner and operational supplies for a CED collection event.

 

Cabell County Solid Waste Authority                                                                     $6,000

To fund advertising, forklift rental and an electronic recycling contractor for a CED collection event.

 

Dunbar, City of                                                                                                         $1,900

To fund advertising, signs, flyers, shrink wrap, gaylord boxes and pallet jack for a CED collection event.

 

Elkins, City of                                                                                                            $5,000

To fund advertising and public information, promotional/educational items and the electronic recycling contractor for the CED collection program.

 

Gilmer County Commission                                                                         $5,000

To fund contracted electronic recycling services and advertising for a CED collection event.

 

Grafton, City of                                                                                                        $5,000

To fund collection, transportation, processing and electronic recycler fees for the CED collection program.

 

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority                                                            $3,550

To fund newspaper advertising, packing and shipping supplies for the ongoing CED collection program. 

 

Hancock County Solid Waste Authority                                                                 $3,500

To fund site attendant/laborer for the CED collection program.

 

Jackson County Solid Waste Authority                                                                  $11,000

To fund facility fencing for security for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority                                                                $3,960.92

To fund signs for trailer, skid steer tires, labor to mount tires, stretch wrap and pallets for the ongoing CED collection program.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Kanawha County Commission                                                                                $15,000

To fund electronic recycling contractor fees for CED collections.

 

Kingwood, City of                                                                                                     $5,000

To fund advertising and contracted electronic recycling services for a CED collection event.

 

McDowell County Solid Waste Authority                                                              $6,000

To fund E-cycling services, labor, loading equipment rental and advertising for a CED collection event.

 

Morgan County Solid Waste Authority                                                                  $5,530

To fund advertising and electronic recycling contractor for a CED collection event.

 

Ohio County Solid Waste Authority                                                                       $6,000

To fund contracted electronic recycling services and advertising for a CED collection event.

 

Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority                                                                $6,000

To fund advertising and electronic recycling/transportation fees for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority                                                            $5,520.44

To fund advertising, equipment rental for loading electronics, shrink wrap and electronic recycling contractor fees for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Putnam County Solid Waste Authority                                                                  $5,000

To fund contracted electronic recycling services and advertising for a CED collection event.

 

Region VIII Solid Waste Authority                                                                         $12,500

To fund a hydraulic quick coupler, forks and freight cost, pallets and Gaylord boxes for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority                                                                    $6,000

To fund advertising and contracted electronic recycling services for a CED collection event.        

 

Tucker County Solid Waste Authority                                                                   $4,500

To fund electronic recycling fees for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Wayne County Solid Waste Authority                                                                    $3,400

To fund tires and recycling fees for the ongoing CED collection program.

 

Wood County Solid Waste Authority                                                                     $3,169

To fund shrink wrap, gaylord boxes and pallet jack for the ongoing CED collection program. 

 

FY2014 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded

 

Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients of the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Litter Control Matching Grants. There were 26 individual applicants approved for amounts totaling $63,195. The grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions and municipalities. Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4; “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50 percent of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

  

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West Virginians turn out in record numbers for spring cleanups

 

More West Virginians than ever volunteered this spring to help make the Mountain State shine. Close to 14,000 citizens participated in annual spring litter cleanups sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and removed more than 450 tons of trash and debris from West Virginia’s landscape.

 

Numbers were recently finalized for the state’s Make It Shine and Adopt-A-Highway April cleanups. Both events are sponsored by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program and depend on volunteers for their success.

 

“Many West Virginians proudly offer their time throughout our state, annually, by volunteering to help clean up our state’s parks, roadways and streams,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “I’m thankful for their continued efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the place we love and call home. We couldn’t do it without their help.”

 Make It Shine cleanups occurred across the state during the first two weeks of April and attracted a record 6,050 volunteers. There were 147 projects throughout West Virginia and citizens collected 438,115 pounds of litter, including 1,569 tires. The Make It Shine program began close to 25 years ago. The previous high number of volunteers was 4,795.

The Adopt-A-Highway cleanup occurred on April 27 and drew 7,917 volunteers to West Virginia’s roadways. They removed 474,250 pounds of trash from 1,626 miles of state road.




 

DEP Awards Grants Worth $1.4 million for Recycling Assistance

 

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, today, awarded grants worth $1.452 million to 32 recipients through the agency’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program.

DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented the 2013 grants during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.

Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grants Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1). REAP is the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program.

Click here for the full press release.



Electronics recycling event scheduled for Bluefield


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronics recycling event for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bluefield. The drop-off area is the JCPenny parking lot at the Mercer Mall, U.S. 460 and Route 25.

The DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and MRM Recycling are sponsoring the e-cycling event to make it easy for West Virginians to responsibly dispose of electronic devices.

Devices that will be accepted on Oct. 20 include televisions, computers, printers, copiers, zip drives, video game devices, electronic cables, laser and multifunction scanners, fax machines, laptops, mice, keyboards, speakers, Web cams, monitors, cables, hard drives, circuit boards, cell phones, CD players and tape players.

Devices that will not be accepted include kitchen appliances, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, microwaves, air conditioners, lamps, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, magnetic tapes, household batteries and home thermostats.

All materials will be recycled through Electronic Recyclers International, which provides secure data destruction.

For more information call 1-800-322-5530.



WVDEP sponsoring free electronics recycling event


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 15. The public can drop off items at the DEP headquarters’ parking lot, located at 601 57th St., S.E., Charleston.

The DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and MRM Recycling are sponsoring the e-cycling event to make it easy for West Virginians to responsibly dispose of electronic devices. State law prohibits TVs, computers and other electronic devices with video screens 4 inches and larger from being discarded into landfills. The law went into effect Jan. 1, 2011.

Devices that will be accepted for recycling on Sept. 15 include televisions, computers, printers, copiers, zip drives, video game devices, electronic cables, laser and multifunction scanners, fax machines, laptops, mice, keyboards, speakers, Webcams, monitors, cables, hard drives, circuit boards, cell phones, CD players and tape players.

Devices that will not be accepted include kitchen appliances, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, microwaves, air conditioners, lamps, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, magnetic tapes, household batteries and home thermostats.

Last year, three electronics recycling events sponsored by the DEP yielded more than 50 tons of electronic waste.

For more information call 1-800-322-5530



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