Attleboro is one of more than 100 cities, towns and regional groups awarded grants from the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, Gov. Deval Patrick announced recently.
The city was awarded $1,500 of the $1.4 million in grants doled out under the program created under the Green Communities Act.
Attleboro was awarded the money under the Targeted Small Scale Initiative category, which provide funding for materials and services that will sustain existing municipal waste reduction programs including education materials, public space recycling containers and compost bins.
“Recycling and re-use of materials significantly reduces the solid waste stream, puts raw materials back into the manufacturing sector, and helps to shrink our carbon footprint,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., in a release. “I am pleased we are able to offer these grants to expand recycling in cities and towns across the state.”
Some residents including Margie Kelley, who is an avid , has benefited from such programs. In fact, Kelley got her rain barrel from the city and shared the benefits of owning one with the community.