Trumann receives recycling grant

Friday, July 6, 2012
Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters and Dennis Burks of East Arkansas Planning and Development District show off equipment purchased through a grant to help the city's recycling program. (DT Photo/Corey Clairday)

The city of Trumann recently recieved a grant through East Arkansas Planning and Development District to purchase equipment for the city's recyling program.

The $22,900 grant went toward the purchase of a Bobcat with heated and air-conditioned cab, multiple accessories, and a trailer to haul it.

Mayor Sheila Walters said the city applied for the grant in 2010 and it is just now being processed. The grant is part of a statewide program to promote recycling.

"Trumann runs a great program," said Dennis Burks of East Arkansas Planning and Development District. "This will help them run it better."

"We're filing for a 2012 grant to help out recycling even more," Mayor Walters said.

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