More community grant funding from Claystone Waste is coming to the Village of Ryley and Beaver County
Claystone Waste Ltd. today announced it is providing over $236,000 in Good Neighbour Grant funding to the Village of Ryley and Beaver County for 2023.
The Good Neighbour Grant provides funds to the Village of Ryley and Beaver County to recognize that residents who live closest to Claystone’s waste management site are more affected by operations than those who live further away. The grant is split between the two municipalities with two-thirds of funding received by the Village of Ryley and one-third by Beaver County. The grant is administered by each municipal council and is used for overall improvements, social outreach, and other community initiatives.
Meryl Whittaker, Chair of the Claystone Waste Board of Directors, says the grant is a significant component of Claystone’s community partnerships in the Beaver region.
“The Good Neighbour Grant is about providing tangible economic and community benefits back to the people of the Beaver region,” says Whittaker. “Part of Claystone’s mandate is to be a community cornerstone in the region, provide local employment and support community programming – these funds are part of that ongoing commitment.”
The grant is calculated on a rate-per-tonne formula so that funding levels correlate with growth in tonnes collected at Claystone’s waste management site. This formula ties increased landfill activity with increased community benefits to the Village of Ryley and Beaver County.
In 2023, the Village of Ryley will receive approximately $157,000 and Beaver County $79,000 in Good Neighbour Grant funding.
Media contact for further information:
Communications Manager: Anne.Ruzicka@claystonewaste.com