All those bottles, cans and stacks of paper and cardboard you put on the curb every week has added up to a decent check for the city of Cranston to the tune of $151,351.
Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung accepted the check at Rhode Island Resource Recovery yesterday in Johnston.
The mony is part of recycling profits shared with cities and towns. A total of $1.9 million was doled out to communities across the state.
“It is an absolute pleasure to take part in todayʼs profit sharing ceremony,” said OConnell. “In the current economic climate, where municipalities are universally tightening their belts, every little bit helps. Because the recycling markets performed well during the past year, Rhode Islandʼs municipalities are receiving a greater return than in 2011 – and when our municipal partners benefit, we benefit. We are excited to see the positive change that these monies will enact in our communities.”
The money is earmarked for municipal recycling programs.