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Region Gets Recycling Funds

Macomb, Il – Grants to help recycling will go to two operations in the western Illinois region. Disposal Pro of Carthage will receive $50,000 to extend recycling into rural areas of Hancock County. Owner Barry Cozart says the money will also allow the firm to hire and retain local workers. The Tri-County Resource and Waste Management Council will receive $63,000 to create an electronic waste collection recycling facility in Macomb. It will collect computers, televisions and other items from at least seven western Illinois counties.