Montgomery County offers $150k to businesses to promote recycling

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District (MCSWD) is offering a $150,000 to local businesses to promote recycling, according to a MCSWD press release.

According to the MCSWD, the funding can be used to initiate or expand recycling efforts, for composting services and for new or expanded on-site recycling contracts.

Funding is available on a competitive basis, and the deadline to apply is March 29.

"Our business community is an important component of the Montgomery County ecosystem," Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman said in the release.

Lieberman said the funding will help Montgomery County’s “business community set an example of corporate and environmental responsibility” for the county.

Of the $150,000, $120,000 will fund capital equipment purchases and $30,000 will fund contracts, read the release.

Applicants must attend a briefing session at the MCSWD building, located at 2405 Sandridge Drive, on Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Applications can be found on MSCWD’s website.

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