Cape Town and Islands receive state funding for recycling programs

HYANNIS – Barnstable County officials recently announced that 18 towns in the Cape Cod and Islands area have received a total of $ 207,350 in public funds.

The money was awarded under the 2021 Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), which is part of the agency’s sustainable material recovery program.

The program recognizes municipalities that have developed proven policies to help reuse and recycle materials.

Funds are to be used to advance municipal recycling programs and policies, such as purchasing new bins or carts, public education, awareness campaigns, or collecting hard-to-recycle items.

The money can also fund recycling programs in schools, municipal buildings and other public spaces.

“It’s exciting to see Cape Cod and Island towns recognized for their sustainability efforts,” said Kari Parcell, Municipal Assistance Coordinator for the Barnstable County Cape Cod Co-operative Extension, in a statement. communicated.

“The Recycling Dividends program helps these communities develop their reuse and recycling programs, thereby reducing waste and helping our environment. With these funds, MassDEP has responded to the individual needs and challenges of the 18 municipalities, and this will help improve and expand the programs of these solid waste facilities.

Sandwich received the most funding at $ 15,400 in Barnstable County, while Nantucket County received $ 15,600.

Below is the full list of cities and the funding they received:

Barnstable County:

Barn: $ 11,700

Bourne: $ 16,900

Brewer: $ 9,000

Chatham: $ 7,800

Denis: $ 13,200

Eastham: $ 7,200

Falmouth: $ 42,000

Harwich: $ 9,900

Mashpee: $ 7,200

Orleans: $ 8,400

Provincetown: $ 9,600

Sandwich: $ 15,400

Truro: $ 4,550

Well fleet: $ 11,400

Yarmouth: $ 11,700

County of Dukes:

Oak Bluffs: $ 1,000

Tisbury: $ 4,800

Nantucket County: $ 15,600