Pickett, Baker Announce DEP Grant for Bradford County

Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford / Sullivan / Susquehanna) and Matt Baker (R-Bradford / Tioga) said recently that Bradford County will receive a state grant of $74,000 to help the county update its solid waste management plan.

The grant, made available through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will be used to reimburse the county up to 80 percent of the cost of updating the plan.

“Having an updated plan allows our county and our municipalities to more efficiently manage the solid waste that is produced here in Bradford County,” Pickett said. “An increase in population in the county and a surge in business activities both contribute to the level of solid waste, and an updated plan needs to reflect these factors. I am glad there are state resources available to help the county with this expense.”

“I congratulate Bradford County for being selected to receive these funds, as updating waste management plans is costly and can put a financial strain on county governments,” said Baker. “This type of project, although not very glamorous, improves the lives of residents throughout the county in numerous unseen ways.”

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