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EPA updates on Recycling Revolving Fund

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - In the past few weeks there's been several developments over the removal of household goods and the cleanup of illegal dump sites. And today the Guam Environmental Protection Agency who is tasked with leading the charge on these efforts went before lawmakers for a status hearing on the Recycling Revolving Fund. Guam EPA administrator Eric Palacios says the fund currently has a little over three million in the account.

"Of that amount, the $400,000 has been provided to the mayors council and it also includes the $2.5 million that Governor Calvo has directed Guam EPA to make available to the Mayors Council of Guam as well. I know we invested some of the Recycling Revolving Funds into our recently concluded Zero Waste Pacific Conference, and it also pays the salary and benefits of one staff up at the agency," he explained.

It was last week when Governor Eddie Calvo ordered the release of $2.5 million to go along with an additional $400,000 to help with the cleanup efforts.

The hearing meanwhile follows the passage of Bill 220 that would also appropriate $2 million from the fund to the mayors for the purchase of heavy equipment for the collection and disposal of recyclables, junk cars, green waste and other debris. The mayors noted they are working with the Guam EPA to come up with an operational plan on how to spend the funds set to come in.
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