HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today congratulated Fayette County for receiving a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in recognition of its countywide recycling program.
“The county has grown its recycling program by leaps and bounds over the last two years, and that is great news for our residents and for the environment,” Dowling said. “I commend our county leaders for their good work and especially want to thank Recycling Coordinator Sheila Shea for her leadership and dedication to expanding our recycling options.”
In May 2020, the recycling program placed the first haul-all, drop-off recycling bins at Menallen Elementary School in Menallen Township. Because of these bins, every one of Fayette County’s 42 municipalities now has access to recycling in some form. The recycling program’s next step was to partner with Carry All Products and Superior Fine Grind of South Connellsville – two Fayette County businesses with world-class, state-of-the-art recycling and glass-processing facilities.
Last year, the county purchased Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s former recycling facility and, with the help of grant funding from the Department of Environmental Protection, turned it into the Fayette County Recycling Convenience Center. In its first six months, the recycling center took in more than 500 tons of regular and hard-to-recycle items.
Fayette County was one of 15 recipients of Environmental Excellence Awards announced today.
Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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