West Virginia DEP Awards Grants to Boost Electronics Recycling

State approves 28 applicants for more than $173,000 in grants.

October 1, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that 28 applicants have been approved under the state’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program.

Established in 2008 under the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), the CED Program requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices to register their brands with the state. Fees collected from manufacturers go toward CED grants for counties and municipalities to conduct electronics recycling events and support ongoing collection programs.

The goals of the program are to continue a registration process for manufacturers, 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.

The list of grant recipients can be viewed here.