State Environmental Award Nominations Sought

Program recognizes environmental leaders

Frankfort, Ky. (May 27, 2016) –The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards. These awards were established to recognize the environmental leadership efforts and activities of individuals, businesses and organizations in the Commonwealth. The DEP awards are in their seventh year and are coordinated by the Division of Compliance Assistance to support the mission of recognizing and encouraging environmental stewardship in Kentucky.

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Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection – May 26, 2016

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

  • 46971BR – Environmental Scientist II – (05/27/16)
  • 46899BR – Environmental Engineer Assistant I – (05/29/16)
  • 47061BR – Environmental Scientist III – (05/29/16)
  • 47624BR – Environmental Scientist I – (06/04/16)
  • 47691BR – Geologist I – (06-04/16)

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May Edition of The Marketplace Available for Download

The Marketplace

The May, 2016 edition of The Marketplace is available for download now.

In this month’s edition, you’ll find exciting news about efforts to make disposable coffee pods recyclable, and how aluminum bottles are showing up in the recycling stream at a greater rate than ever.

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Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients for Rubber Mulch Landscaping

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced $249,526 in grant funding has been awarded for landscaping projects using rubber mulch manufactured from waste tires.

The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, a fund established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly. It is funded by a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state. The fund helps manage millions of scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and helps develop markets for recycled tire products.

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Division of Waste Management Announces $4,000 Grants Available From the Waste Tire Trust Fund

FRANKFORT, KY. (May 20, 2016) –Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 grants to be used for waste tire removal and recycling.  These grants are funded through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

“We encourage all counties to take advantage of this great opportunity to remove waste tires from their communities.  Eligible expenses under this grant are the actual costs that the county incurs during the grant period for recycling or disposal of waste tires,” said Gary Logsdon, manager of DWM’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch.  “Other expenses, such as labor and equipment costs, are not eligible.”

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Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces More than $4.5 Million in Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 45 recycling grants, 27 household hazardous waste grants and one grant for a compost pilot project.  The purpose of these grants is to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes throughout the Commonwealth.

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Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection – May 19, 2016

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

  • 46971BR – Environmental Scientist II – (05/27/16)

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