Important Reminders for Debris Removal, Floodwater Safety Issued from Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2017) – Tropical Storm Cindy is due to blow into Kentucky this evening, and could bring with it several inches of rain and damaging winds.

Due to the damage that is possible with this storm, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind everyone that there are specific guidelines for proper disposal of woody and vegetative debris left in the aftermath of severe storms.

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Calls for Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2017) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 19-20 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

Program provides funding for purchase and installation of tire-derived products

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that $210,123 in grant funding has been awarded for landscaping and walking trail projects that utilize recycled waste tires.

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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.

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Petroleum Cleanup Grants Available Through the Cleaner Commonwealth Fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 1, 2017) – The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program is announcing the availability of petroleum cleanup grants through the Cleaner Commonwealth Fund (CCF).

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Recycled Tire Asphalt Grant Funding Available to Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely announced today that grant funding will be made available to counties for projects that use recycled Kentucky waste tires in rubber-modified asphalt paving projects. This grant can be used to fund either chip seal or thin asphalt overlay pavement projects.

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Division of Waste Management Announces $4,000 Grants Available from Waste Tire Trust Fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2017) – Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 grants to be used for recycling and waste tire removal. The grants are funded through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

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