The Environmental Protection Commission approved projects throughout Iowa to reduce the waste going to landfills at its Sept. 18 commission meeting in Windsor Heights.
Allerton, Corydon and Monroe County projects were approved to receive DNR Solid Waste Alternatives Program funding.
The city of Allerton received $7,500 to purchase a 16-foot dump trailer, modify that trailer for collecting and transporting recyclables, develop and post recycling signage, and market the new program to Allerton and surrounding rural community residents.
The city of Corydon received $7,239 to purchase 675 curbside recycling totes as part of an effort to start a curbside recycling program.
The Monroe County Board of Supervisors received $18,750 to remodel the existing Monroe County Recycling Facility to provide 24-hour recycling access to Albia and Monroe County residents and to purchase a forklift and trailer for materials handling.