Division of Waste Management accepting grant applications for recycling projects

Deadline to apply is April 15

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

recycleApplications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 10, or hand-delivered to the recycling assistance section of the Recycling and Local Assistance Branch before 4 p.m. EDT on April 15.

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.

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.

For more information, phone J.R. Holt at 502-564-6716 or e-mail Frederick.Holt@ky.gov.