The towns of Natick, Millis, and Sherborn were awarded state grants last week aimed at helping bolster local recycling efforts, according to state Representative David Linsky.
The grants were awarded under the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, which was created in part under the Green Communities Act in 2008. The program uses proceeds collected from the sale of Waste Energy Certificates to support municipal and regional recycling efforts.
Natick was awarded over $4,000 for education materials for a drop-off recycling program, plus $5,500 for a roll-off container for bulky rigid plastics.
Millis was awarded $7,500 for a roll-off container for carpet, and Sherborn received $500 for an undisclosed small-scale initiative project.
“Providing cities and towns with the resources to implement important recycling efforts is a step toward a more sustainable future,” Linsky said in a statement.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $2.07 million to 118 recipients through the program to date, according to the statement.
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