Rush Township has applied for approximately $800,000 in recycling grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
“It covers all kinds of equipment and anything that can be recycled,” said Board Vice Chairman Robert Leibensperger, describing the township’s focus on the 902 Recycling Grant. did. “DEP has been working with us on the next level to advance recycling.”
Rush Township provides weekly trash collection and recycling for all households, but residents are not required to recycle.
“We are not an Act 101-needed community, but they (DEP) are happy because we are working hard to reduce landfill waste,” Leibensperger said at a supervisors meeting on Thursday. .
Under Act 101, municipalities with populations greater than 10,000 and municipalities with population densities greater than 300 people per square mile and populations between 5,000 and 10,000 are required to recycle.
“If we could get more people to recycle in our city, it would be even better,” Leibensperger said.
On an unrelated issue, Hought Lake residents can expect a letter on their next round of sewer bills informing them that their property can be inspected for illegal or sewage pump connections. Leibensperger explained that the volume of sewage entering the Neske honing treatment plant is increasing.
During the meeting, the supervisor will also:
• Approved the purchase of 12 grinder pumps from Site Specific for $28,435.
• Approved a resolution documenting supervisory control over Ryan Memorial Park in hometown. Old property records monitor the defunct Rush Township Recreation Commission. This change is necessary to allow the township to apply for grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
• Please note that the Township will have a Trick or Treat Night on October 29th from 5pm to 8pm.
• Moved the November 17 Board meeting to November 21 at 7:00 PM.