Talladega awarded recycling grants from ADEM
September 13, 2023
(Talladega, AL) The City of Talladega has been awarded two grants from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to improve the city's Recycling Center. A grant for $15,000 is being used to upgrade the building where recycle staff members work, and an $11,000 grant will be used to educate the community.
“The city actively and aggressively seeks grants and other funds to enhance our communities and improve the overall quality of life in Talladega,” said City Manager Seddrick Hill Sr. “We are thankful to ADEM for awarding funds to help upgrade our recycling center, educate residents on the importance of recycling, and reduce dependency on landfills.”
City of Talladega Water and Sewer Department Director Cathy Fuller believes that many Talladega residents are concerned about the environment and understand the benefits of recycling. In addition to making it easier for these residents to recycle, she believes the recycle center has increased awareness among residents who did not understand the importance of recycling.
“Recycling promotes a cleaner community and improves the environment,” stated Fuller, who accepted the awards during the annual Alabama Recycling Coalition Conference and Expo.
The funds from ADEM will help educate the community about the value of buying products made from recycled materials; increase understanding of what products go into recycle bins; and ensure that recyclable products are not going to the landfills.
Photo caption: City of Talladega Water and Sewer Department Director Cathy Fuller accepted the awards from ADEM Director Lance LeFleur.