By Associated Press - Monday, July 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs to 23 communities, county commissions and solid waste authorities in West Virginia.

Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering.

The awards range from $725 to $3,000.

Communities receiving grants include Burnsville, Delbarton, Fayetteville, Kenova, McMechen, Milton, Nitro, Parkersburg and Terra Alta.

County commissions and solid waste authorities receiving grants are in Berkeley, Clay, Gilmer, Harrison, Kanawha, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

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