Gunnison County Recycling Center has been awarded a $399,382.00 grant in recognition of plans to expand its recycling program. The funding is part of the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) competitive grant program, administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).
The RREO grant program gives for-profit, nonprofit, and local entities the infusion of funds they need to expand recycling efforts and help Colorado surpass the national average. Gunnison County is a part of more than $11.5 million in RREO grant funds that have gone to make a positive impact on the quality of life in towns, cities and regions across Colorado.
“The funds we receive through our RREO grant will help us move and expand the Gunnison County Recycle Center hub and retrofit the current location of the Recycle Center into a product deposit/transfer spoke,” says Marlene D. Crosby, Public Works Director. “We are pleased to recognize Gunnison County for its dedication and commitment to reducing the amount of waste sent to Colorado Landfills,” said Eric Heyboer, RREO Grant Program administrator at CDPHE. “Through our RREO grants, we incentivize partnerships that are a win-win for Colorado’s economy and the environment and this project exemplifies that mission,” said Eric Heyboer, RREO Grant Program administrator at CDPHE.