The Warren County Sanitation Department has applied for a grant to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for recycling equipment.
The grant is asking for $25,000 to help pay for a front-end loader. The front-end loader the sanitation department currently uses has surpassed its life expectancy and is in a continual state of needing repair.
“The front-end loader we have at the fairgrounds is about wore out,” said sanitation director Steve Hillis. “We want this one to use there. This grant will pay for a used one, not a new one. But still, it will be much better than what we have at the fairgrounds now.”
The grant requires a 30 percent matching share which would mean the county would have to pay $7,500 of the $32,500 total needed for the piece of equipment. The amount needed by the county was included in the fiscal year 2012-13 Sanitation Department budget which was approved by the full Warren County Commission in July.