Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces More than $4.5 Million in Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 45 recycling grants, 27 household hazardous waste grants and one grant for a compost pilot project.  The purpose of these grants is to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes throughout the Commonwealth.

Grant awards come from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills.  Total funding for the 73 grants is $4,519,210.

The grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in kind” personnel, educational activities or advertising to promote the program from the cities or counties receiving the awards.

A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed at http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/recycling/Pages/recycling.aspx.

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