The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) recently awarded grants totaling an approximate $87,000 for nine applicants in the Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program. REAP, whose new motto is ‘Keeping WV Clean and Green,’ strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of litter.
Established under REAP, the CED Program requires that manufacturers 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.
Read about the grant recipients and learn more about REAP here.