Division of Waste Management Calls for Grant Applications

Rowan County volunteers assist citizens in separating their household hazardous waste into categories during the county’s household hazardous waste event. Photo by Rowan County Solid Waste Coordinator Bob Wells.
Rowan County volunteers assist citizens in separating their household hazardous waste into categories during the county’s household hazardous waste event. Photo by Rowan County Solid Waste Coordinator Bob Wells.

Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated recycling infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling and household hazardous waste management.

“It’s important that Kentucky maintains and expands its recycling capacity,” said EEC Secretary Len Peters. “I encourage local governments and other eligible entities to apply for these grants. These dollars can fund public education efforts on recycling that can make or break a recycling program.”

Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund and is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky’s contained landfills. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants for regional projects.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, March 28, 2014, or hand-delivered to the recycling assistance section of the Recycling and Local Assistance Branch before 4 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The original of the entire application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.

For more information, contact Ricky Solomon at 502-564-6716 or Ricky.Solomon@ky.gov.  You may also visit the division’s website.

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