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Grant to helps offset costs of turning trees, brush into mulch

September 23, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A $10,000 grant that the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority (BCSWA) received from the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board will be used to offset costs associated with grinding large volumes of brush and Christmas trees into mulch, BCSWA Chairman Clint Hogbin announced this week.

Berkeley County's SWA was one of 30 statewide to receive grant awards totaling $300,000, Hogbin said in a news release.

Berkeley County's grant will be utilized to offset costs associated with the work that is done at the South Berkeley and Grapevine Road recycling centers, Hogbin said.

The BCSWA "welcomes the funding for the county's recycling program," Hogbin said. "Such grant funding is vital to decrease litter, open dumping and to increase recycling in Berkeley County."

More information about the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board and Berkeley County's recycling programs are on the Internet at http://www.berkeleycountyrecycling.com" target="new">http://www.state.wv.us/swmb/ and http://www.berkeleycountyrecycling.com.

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