DEP’S SHINN TO PRESENT $194,970 CHECK TO CUMBERLAND
FOR TIRE ROUNDUP
As part of a $2.4 million statewide initiative to address the West Nile
virus, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn will
present a $194,970 check to Cumberland County Improvement Authority Chairman
Albert B. Kelly to help the county clean-up scrap tires which serve as
excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Cumberland County is the fifth to receive a “tire roundup” grant for
scrap tire collection to help fight the West Nile virus. A press availability
will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Cumberland County Solid
Waste Facility, 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Deerfield Twp.
The funding is based on the Clean Communities Program formula for road
miles since abandoned tires are a form of litter. Cumberland County has
546 road miles which entitles it to 8.12% of the funding available thereby
giving it the second largest grant amount among the state’s 21 counties.
Participants in the conference are expected to include Deerfield Township
Mayor Charlotte Brago, Cumberland County Freeholder Director Louis L.
Magazzu, Freeholders Donna M. Pearson, Douglas Fisher, Harold U. Johnson
Jr., James Sauro, and Jefrey M. Trout and other local officials.
Cumberland Solid Waste Facility. Take 295 South to Route 42 South to
Route 55 South. Head South to Exit 29 (Sherman Avenue-Route 552). Turn
left onto Sherman Avenue and head West. Go 1 mile to Route 636 and turn
right on Route 636. Go 1/4 mile. Solid Waste Complex is on left.