The trainings, which took place in February at the Barren River Area Development District office in Bowling Green and Kentucky River Area Development District office in Hazard in March, focused on the state regulatory requirements for solid waste management areas.
The training also included an overview of grant programs funded by the Kentucky Pride Fund and the Waste Tire Trust Fund.
Specifically, Solid Waste Coordinators learned the basic requirements of how to: complete and update Solid Waste Management Plans, prepare Solid Waste Plan Annual Reports, and apply for and implement grant programs such as Litter Abatement, Illegal Open Dump Cleanups, Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste, Waste Tires and Crumb Rubber.
Shannon Powers, Billy Hill, Grant White, Chris Craig, Donna Conway, Lisa Evans, Lisa Butler and Tom Heil presented on their areas of expertise.
“These trainings helped the new coordinators understand more about their positions and how those positions relate to what we do in RLA,” said Powers, the training organizer. “Everyone was able to hear the same message at the same time from RLA representatives who handle those particular programs.”
The trainings are important for new Solid Waste Coordinators so they can know what is required of them by statute, and how to get the most benefit for their county through programs offered by the state.