Virginia takes on recycling program

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia will create an online network for recycling wheelchairs, canes and walkers that often get thrown away. The network will link different charity groups that already recycle the equipment, including Goodwill of Central Virginia, which distributed more than $360,000 in discarded equipment last year. The state will also boost the effort by creating new programs. It's offering 10 grants of up to $600,000 each to enhance existing programs or create new ones. The state expects to launch the program in three years.