Gilbert to apply for waste management grant

Credit: Carrington Real Estate Services

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The town of Gilbert is applying for $600,000 grant to help enhance existing and potentially develop new recycling and waste management programs.

The Gilbert Town Council has approved a request by city staff to submit for a $600,000 environmental solutions grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to look at how to increase waste diversion, rely less on landfills and find private sector and technology partners to help navigate changes with recycling.

China and India have significantly reduced their acceptance of U.S. recycling imports challenging local recycling programs and how they are funded. Gilbert wants to keep its recycling programs and hopes the grant will help cultivate innovations and public private partnerships.

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