State Senator Carolyn Comitta and state Rep. John Lawrence just lately introduced that $1 million in state funding was awarded to the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) for brand spanking new tools that may enable it to course of single-stream recyclables. The funding, awarded by way of the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Help Capital Program (RACP), will help the set up and integration of a Supplies Restoration Facility (MRF) into SECCRA’s waste and recycling companies.
The primary of its form within the Commonwealth, SECCRA’s MRF mission will allow single stream recycled supplies to be correctly sorted and distributed to end-users proper from its facility, considerably lowering the price of recycling and maintaining the financial advantages in Pennsylvania. It would additionally assist cut back emissions. “Recyclers are at the moment dealing with main challenges with the rising prices of operations, gas, and extra,” Comitta mentioned. “This mission will assist SECCRA achieve management over these bills by sorting, separating, and promoting greater high quality recyclables on to producers. It’s an vital step towards maintaining recycling sustainable. I’m proud to help this mission and I need to thank the workers at SECCRA for all their work in pursuing this modern expertise.”
“The reality is, nobody desires to consider what occurs to our trash or recyclables as soon as they depart our houses. Right here in Southern Chester County, we’re lucky SECCRA is regularly on the lookout for the newest and most environmentally accountable strategies for our group’s waste,” mentioned Lawrence. “This mission provides SECCRA the flexibility to course of recyclables on-site, which is extra environmentally accountable and extra worthwhile as effectively.”