Cobb County Awarded $500K Grant to Expand Recycling and Clean Energy Initiative

Cobb County Awarded 0K Grant to Expand Recycling and Clean Energy Initiative

Cobb County residents are set to benefit from expanded recycling options following a substantial grant awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The county secured over $500,000 under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, part of the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law initiative.

The funding will support the construction of a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility, aimed at enhancing recycling efforts by diverting difficult-to-recycle items from landfills and water systems. Additionally, Cobb County plans to upgrade existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure, replacing 11 outdated chargers with more efficient models. The grant will also facilitate the purchase of seven solar-powered off-grid charging stations, contributing to the county’s broader initiative to electrify its fleet.

Kimberly White, Cobb’s Chief Sustainability Officer, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to bolster sustainability measures. “We are so excited and grateful in Cobb County to have the opportunity to focus on sustainability measures and ensure all residents, employees, and visitors have a clean and sustainable environment,” White stated. She highlighted the grant’s role in developing a Sustainability Action Plan, underscoring the county’s commitment to a greener future.

To learn more about the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, visit this website.

Leave a Reply