Heritage Environmental Services Awards $8K in Grants

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Heritage Environmental Services awarded $8,600 in funding to area communities and organizations through its Environmental Grant Program.

The St. George Street company operates a hazardous waste incinerator in the East End, and since 1998 it has awarded $110,000 in grants for a variety of environmentally based projects.

On Tuesday, Raymond Wayne, public affairs specialist for Heritage, stopped by the office of Mayor Bobby Smith to present checks for two of three awards benefiting the city and its organizations.

A $1,000 check was presented for playground improvements, and a $500 check will go toward helping to fund the city’s feline spay and neuter program.

In addition, the East Liverpool Beautification Committee received a $750 grant to perform annual beautification projects in public areas in partnership with the local garden club.

A $1,000 grant also went to the East Liverpool Alumni Association to convert external lighting to LED lights.

Other projects that were awarded environmental grants by the company this year include: 

  • Saline Township, $1,000, to construct a green space gathering area at the township complex.
  • Garfield Elementary School in Wellsville, $800, to install a butterfly garden in the school’s outdoor learning pavilion.
  • Chester City Park, $750, to install a sensory garden.
  • Hammondsville Church, $750, to purchase materials for an outdoor recreation area.
  • Liverpool Township, $750, to purchase materials for a litter pickup program.
  • Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, $500, to purchase sanitation facilities for visitors.
  • Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, $500, to update a projector used for educational programs.
  • Village of Wellsville, $300, to purchase plants for public areas.

According to Wayne, the company received requests for more than $12,000 in funding. “They were good projects, good proposals,” he said.

Smith expressed his appreciation for the grants. “There is so much needed around here,” he said.

Pictured at top: East Liverpool Auditor Marilyn Bosco and Mayor Bobby Smith, right, accept Environmental Grant awards from Raymond Wayne, public affairs specialist for Heritage Environmental Services.

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