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.”

The grant period is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  Costs incurred by a county beginning July 1, 2016 are eligible for recycling or disposal of waste tires.  Counties must submit receipts for those costs with their close-out report form by July 15, 2017.

Waste tire Grant applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2016.  These grants do not require a match.  Any unused funds must be returned to the Cabinet by July 31, 2017.

The grant packets are being sent by email to county judge-executives and solid waste coordinators.