State Division of Waste Management Announces Over $3.3 Million in Waste Grants

Recycling, household hazardous waste programs funded

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 46 recycling and 25 household hazardous waste (HHW) grants of more than $3.3 million. The grants will be used 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. Continue reading “State Division of Waste Management Announces Over $3.3 Million in Waste Grants”

Recycling of Surplus Electronic Devices (e-scrap)

E-scrap is a popular, informal name for electronic E-Recyclingproducts nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. In this technology-driven age, the amount of e-scrap is growing because the useful lifespan for devices and products is getting shorter and shorter.  Consumer demand for “the next best” thing is increasing and companies are answering that demand by updating and improving devices and equipment quicker than ever before. In fact, the National Safety Council projects that nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete in the next five years and mobile phones are discarded at a rate of 130 million per year.

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The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

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For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading “The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities”

The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

     TheThe Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download
.

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading “The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities”

Scrap Tire News Features Kentucky’s Waste Tire Program Success

Scrap Tire News, “the source for information about theScrap Tire News cover 2
scrap tire and rubber recycling industry,” recently featured the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Program’s success in tire recycling. Check out the complete March 2014 issue of Scrap Tire News, including their “Kentucky Posts Increase in Tire Recycling” article on Page 13, here.

Great news is that Kentucky is recycling more tires. In case you missed it, Continue reading “Scrap Tire News Features Kentucky’s Waste Tire Program Success”

Spring Into Commonwealth Cleanup Week – March 22-29

SpringSpring is coming and so is your chance to take part in the state’s annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
Celebrate Kentucky’s natural beauty and plan to do some spring cleaning during the week of March 22-29.

During last year’s cleanup week, it was reported that more than 24,000 Kentuckians picked up 42,930 bags of trash and 3,657 tires along 1,816 miles of roadway – the approximate driving distance from Covington, Ky., to Walt Disney World and back. In addition, the same volunteers cleaned eight illegal dumps across the state. Continue reading “Spring Into Commonwealth Cleanup Week – March 22-29”

The MarketPlace – For Recycling Commodities

TheThe Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available for download.

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading “The MarketPlace – For Recycling Commodities”

Making a Difference – State Office Paper Recycling Program

White office paper, collected from state government offices in Frankfort, awaits grinding and bailing. Photo by Gary Logsdon
White office paper, collected from state government offices in Frankfort, awaits grinding and bailing. Photo by Gary Logsdon

The Government Recycling Section of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch operates a state office paper recycling program. It serves more than 115 state agencies, is self-supporting and funds eight full-time staff positions.

The program offers free pickup and free document destruction of governmental office paper. The Government Recycling Section’s location on Northgate Drive in Frankfort, Ky., offers a secure environment to address confidentiality issues. Continue reading “Making a Difference – State Office Paper Recycling Program”

Recycling Rumpke Style

RLA representatives tour the new Rumpke Material Recycling Facility in St. Bernard, Ohio. Photo: Chris Craig
RLA representatives tour the new Rumpke Material Recycling Facility in St. Bernard, Ohio. Photo: Chris Craig

Seven members of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance (RLA) Branch toured the new and improved Rumpke Material Recovery Facility in St. Bernard, Ohio, on January 30.  Gary Logsdon, Chris Craig, Tom Heil,Melinda Meredith, Lisa Butler, Lynn True and Shannon Powers were able to see the advancements made by Rumpke in constructing and operating this facility after the company’s prior facility had been destroyed by a two alarm fire in 2012.

Ground for the new facility was broken in early 2013, and the facility, one of the largest and most technologically advanced in North America, was reopened in September of that year.  Rumpke hosted the facility’s open house on November 15, America Recycles Day.  Continue reading “Recycling Rumpke Style”

The MarketPlace – For Recycling Commodities

TheThe Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

For Recycling Commodities

 The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available for download.

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users.

Continue reading “The MarketPlace – For Recycling Commodities”