Sunbury Municipal Authority Receives State Grant

(HARRISBURG) – The Municipal Authority of the City of Sunbury has been awarded a state grant in the amount of $1,000,000, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108). 

Grant funds will help to upgrade the facility at the Sunbury Transfer Station and allow for increased daily operation levels.  Currently, the facility can take in a daily average of 80,000 pounds, with a maximum daily intake of 100,000 pounds.  A recent permit change by the PA Department of Environmental Protection will allow the Transfer Station to increase its daily average to 300,000 pounds, with certain site upgrades.

“I was pleased to partner with Representative Culver to advocate for these important funds,” said Senator Gordner.  “Expanding the operations of this vital facility will greatly benefit the entire region.”

Infrastructure upgrades include expansion of the existing tipping floor, replacement and expansion of the roof, addition of walls and fencing and installation of new, low-profile scales.

“This is a great project for the health and safety for the people and businesses of the Sunbury area,” said Representative Culver.  “Once completed, local waste collectors will not be turned away from dumping at the facility, allowing them to avoid a much longer trip to empty their vehicles.”

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov