County Clean Water Wins Environmental Justice Grant

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Conejos County Clean Water, Inc. (CCCW) of Antonito a $120,000 Environmental Justice grant to address illegal dumping in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado.

Over a two year period, the project will identify illegal dumps, barriers to solid waste disposal, and strive to divert recyclables by establishing a recycling program. Rural San Luis Valley is burdened by illegal dumping, in part due to the lack of local landfills. The regional landfill is 100 miles away from some communities and cost prohibitive for many.

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