The Town of Falmouth has received a $35,000 grant from the state’s Sustainable Materials Recovery Program.
“We’re going to try to do some type of recycling pilot program in the future,” Director of Public Works Peter M. McConarty said.
The funds are part of the annual Recycling Dividends Program. Mr. McConarty said while the nature of the pilot program has not been finalized, the goal is to improve the town’s recycling rates.
“This discussion will include public works, the town manager’s office and the solid waste advisory committee,” Mr. McConarty said. “Everyone will get together to figure out how we want to use these funds to promote recycling and make recycling better, and easier, in the town of Falmouth.”
The money can be used to purchase new recycling bins, implement a public outreach and education program, or make it easier to recycle bulky items that do not fit in the curbside recycling bins.
Falmouth was one of 269 communities to receive a grant from the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program this year. Approximately $3.2 million in grants ranging from $500 to $97,500 was distributed.
The Falmouth Department of Public Works also received a $35,000 grant from this program last year.
The Sustainable Materials Recovery Program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.