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.

Recipients, along with grant amounts, are as follows:


Applicant County Project Location Grant Amount
Breathitt/Lee/Wolfe Middle Kentucky Head Start Centers (through Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnerships, Inc.) $  19,000
Campbell Newport Independent Schools – High School, Middle School, Primary School, Transportation/Maintenance Facility, Board of Education $  35,430
Fleming City of Flemingsburg  – Quality Appliance, City Park Lot, Walking Trail Garden, Walking Trail Parking Lot $    3,367
Grayson City of Caneyville  – Purple Flash Community Center & Pavilion $    3,630
Green City of Greensburg – Pocket Parks, Paddle Trail Cabins (5), Paddle Trail Pavilion $  15,400
Greenup City of Flatwoods – Community Park, Senior Building & City Building $    5,044
Harlan Harlan County Fiscal Court – Harlan County Parks $    4,800
Henderson Henderson County Fiscal Court – Sandy Lee Watkins Park – Radio Controlled Flyer Landing Strip, Archery Facility & Additional Landscaping at the Park $    8,301
Hopkins City of Nortonville – City Hall and Veteran’s War Memorial $    2,220
Lewis City of Vanceburg – The George Morgan Thomas House, the Depot and the Veterans Park $    3,600
Logan City of Russellville – Hampton Park of Russellville $  16,475
Mason City of Maysville – City Hall, Police Department and Island on north side of East 3rd Street between bridge & Government Street $    4,125
Montgomery Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Parks & Recreation – East Walker Park $  14,895
Muhlenberg City of Central City – City Building & Central City Convention Center $    6,650
Perry Perry County Fiscal Court – Perry County Courthouse & Judicial Center, Senior Citizens Building, Eagles Landing Campground, Battle of Leatherwood Park $    5,438
Pike Pike County Fiscal Court (73 buildings/sites)  – Senior Citizens Centers, Senior Housing Complexes, Cities’ House Complexes, Community Centers, Phelps & Belfry Courthouses, Meta Daycare, County Parks, County Landfill/Recycling Center, Phelps & Belfry Road Garages, Scott Fork Industrial Site $  45,992
Pulaski Pulaski County Fiscal Court – Courthouse, Judicial Center, County Park, Senior Center/Alzheimer’s Center $  16,444
Trigg Trigg County Fiscal Court – Trigg County Courthouse $    5,865
Webster Webster County Fiscal Court – County Courthouse, Road Department, 3 County Compaction Centers, Dog Pound, City of Dixon and Parks, City of Providence and Golf Course, All Webster County Schools, Board of Education’s Central Office` $  32,850