Applications Sought for Recycling, Composting, and Household Hazardous Waste Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2021) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop recycling and composting infrastructure or offer education programs, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Applications with regional projects are given priority. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.

“The division is pleased to be able to help Kentucky communities maintain and grow their recycling and composting infrastructure through these grants,” said Division of Waste Management Director Tammi Hudson. “We encourage all counties to take advantage of the HHW grant program to promote the proper management of potentially dangerous household chemicals.”

Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund and is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky’s contained landfills.

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch, or emailed to williamt.collins@ky.gov by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021. The original application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete.

For more information contact Grant White at 502-782-6474 or Grant.White@ky.gov.  You may also visit the division’s website 

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