West Virginia environmental officials say they awarded $1.8 million to 28 municipal agencies, nonprofits and private industries to boost recycling.
The 2017 grants are funded through the $1 assessment per ton of solid waste disposed at landfills in the state.
The Department of Environmental Protection says $148,000 for the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority will help pay for wages, fuel, maintenance, recycling trailers, balers, other equipment and public outreach.
Other grants include $98,000 to the Mercer County Commission for personnel, conferences, a recycling truck and other equipment and supplies.
Another $125,000 has been awarded to the Mercer County Solid Waste Authority to help buy a baler and conveyor system and pay wages.
The Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority was awarded $150,000 toward a truck, a hoist and fuel.