KDHE-320x240_20130628184113_320_240Kansas Department of Health and Environment has recently announced that several municipalities and school districts in north-central and northwest Kansas have received waste tire recycling grants. The grants are used to fund safe surfacing for playgrounds and running tracks, as well as picnic tables and benches, made from recycled, waste tires.

Grant recipients included:

  • City of Tescott, $1,147 to purchase four park benches and two picnic tables for Honor Park.
  • City of Minneapolis, $2,388.50 to purchase rubber mulch for an 875-square-foot playground at Markley Park.
  • City of Glasco, $9,205.85 to purchase rubber mulch and border timbers for a 3,038-square-foot playground at Glasco City Park.
  • Osborne County School District, $28,419.60 to purchase track surfacing for a 39,276-square-foot track.
  • City of Gaylord, $759 to purchase two ADA picnic tables for Gaylord City Parks.
  • City of Lebanon, $797.50 to purchase five park benches for Harmony Park.
  • Trego County, $1,760 to purchase rubber mulch for flower beds around Trego County Courthouse.

Article source: Salina Journal