Division of Waste Management Announces $4.6 Million in Grants

Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste, Composting programs funded

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced that 53 Recycling grants, 28 Household Hazardous Waste grants, and five Composting grants totaling $4,619,960 have been awarded to Kentucky counties. The purpose of these grants is to expand recycling infrastructure, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, ensure proper management of household hazardous waste, and help grow and improve composting operations across the state.

The 86 grants are funded 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.

“Recycling is one of the best ways to protect and promote our environment,” said Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely. “These grants will help keep our beautiful natural resources cleaner and will help promote a better environment for all Kentuckians.”

The grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in kind” contributions. “In kind” expenditures can include items such as personnel time, educational activities or advertising.

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