Northborough gets recycling grant

Sen. Eldridge, D-Acton, and Reps. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, announced that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection awarded Northborough $3,200 for the new Recycling Dividends Program (RDP), which will help cities and towns maximize their current recycling, composting and waste reduction programs.

The RDP payments can be utilized for things such as new recycling bins or carts, public education and outreach campaigns, collection of hard-to-recycle items and establishment of recycling programs in schools, municipal buildings and other public spaces.

“This initiative meets the requirement of the Green Communities Act, alleviates overflowing landfills and helps reduce costs for cities and towns,” Eldridge said.

“I am thrilled that the Town of Northborough will receive this crucial RDP funding as it will undoubtedly help reduce the amount of trash and waste that ends up in our environment,” said Naughton. “The efforts of this new cost effective initiative through the Department of Environmental Protection, along with policies outlined in the Green Communities Act passed by the Legislature in 2008, reflects Massachusetts’ commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable environment for cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth.

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