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 new tools that may permit it to course of single-stream recyclables. The funding, awarded via 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 type within the Commonwealth, SECCRA’s MRF undertaking will allow single stream recycled supplies to be correctly sorted and distributed to end-users proper from its facility, considerably decreasing the price of recycling and preserving the financial advantages in Pennsylvania. It is going to additionally assist scale back emissions. “Recyclers are at present going through main challenges with the rising prices of operations, gasoline, and extra,” Comitta mentioned. “This undertaking 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 preserving recycling sustainable. I’m proud to help this undertaking and I wish to thank the workers at SECCRA for all their work in pursuing this revolutionary expertise.”
“The reality is, nobody desires to consider what occurs to our trash or recyclables as soon as they depart our properties. Right here in Southern Chester County, we’re lucky SECCRA is frequently on the lookout for the most recent and most environmentally accountable strategies for our group’s waste,” mentioned Lawrence. “This undertaking offers SECCRA the power to course of recyclables on-site, which is extra environmentally accountable and extra worthwhile as properly.”