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NM Recycling Coalition Gets Federal Grant to Expand Services

Funding from USDA RD Allows Non-Profit to Extend Recycling Efforts

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 22, 2014 – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will present a certificate of obligation to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition during ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The ceremony will take place during the annual New Mexico Recycling Coalition’s annual conference being held in Albuquerque.

The $30,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development will be used to develop and support the growth of recycling-related businesses that manage or utilize locally generated recyclable materials in targeted communities across New Mexico.

There will be 14 communities targeted for assistance with this grant program including: Alamogordo, Angel Fire, Catron County, Deming, Gallup, Grants, Las Vegas, Raton, Roswell, Ruidoso, Silver City, Taos, Truth or Consequences and Tucumcari.

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition will work with the communities to identify types of jobs created, appropriate recycled materials to use, equipment needed, product development options and marketing opportunities in an effort to use recycling as and economic development engine as well as cleaning up the environment.

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