Improvements are headed to the recycling center in Blanco County, thanks in part to a grant from PEC and LCRA. The County received $4,800 towards the purchase of a new “cart tipper” to be used in its recycling program. A cart tipper is a piece of equipment used to dump items into balers that bundle recycling materials. It will help in making the collection process much safer, simpler and more efficient.
On Monday, December 15, LCRA Board Member Brenda Adair presented Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg with the $4,800 check toward the total cost of the tipper. Blanco County will contribute the remaining $1,200 needed to purchase the new piece of equipment. The car tipper is being manufactured locally by D & H Equipment, a subsidiary of Cox Paving.
The grant received by Blanco County for the recycling center is one of a number of grants awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s electric and development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s electric and water service areas as part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. PEC is on the LCRA’s 43 wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.