Rozzi announces recycling grants for local municipalities

READING, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today announced several local municipalities were awarded grants to boost recycling and leaf collection programs.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded $37 million in Recycling Development and Implementation Grants to 195 county and municipal governments for recycling collections and education, as well as leaf litter pickup.

The following local municipalities received grants:

Berks County Solid Waste Authority - $85,545

Lower Alsace Township - $283,249

Muhlenberg Township - $335,619

Reading City - $349,992

West Reading Borough - $141,772

“This funding helps encourage our local government agencies to offer programs that make it easier for residents to recycle and take better care of our environment,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “I’m pleased to see the state award these grants, and I’ll continue to support efforts to promote the importance of recycling in our communities.”

Projects eligible for the grants include operating leaf compost facilities, developing web-based programs on recycling for consumers, expanding recycling processing facilities, and continuing or creating curbside recycling programs. Learn more at