Emergency Grants Available to 28 Counties to Clean Up Flood-Related Solid Waste from Recent Storms

The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced that up to $560,000 is available in emergency grants to help 28 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by recent floodwaters caused by last month’s winter storm.

The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.  The counties eligible to apply for the emergency dump grant include:  Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Hart, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owen, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Rowan, Trigg, and Woodford.  Application packages with additional information will be sent to eligible counties. Continue reading “Emergency Grants Available to 28 Counties to Clean Up Flood-Related Solid Waste from Recent Storms”


Pursuant to Application No. APE20140001
Agency Interest No. 2121

The Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Waste Management, has received a permit application from Louisville Gas & Electric for the Cane Run Station in Jefferson County.

The Division of Waste Management has scheduled a public meeting & public hearing to be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Conway Middle School, located at 6300 Terry Road, Louisville KY. The public meeting, which is an opportunity to exchange information and answer questions concerning the application, will run from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  The public hearing, which is an opportunity for the public to make comments for the record, will begin at 8:00 P.M. Continue reading “PUBLIC NOTICE”

Division of Waste Management accepting grant applications for recycling projects

Deadline to apply is April 15

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated recycling infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) management.

recycleApplications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 10, or hand-delivered to the recycling assistance section of the Recycling and Local Assistance Branch before 4 p.m. EDT on April 15. Continue reading “Division of Waste Management accepting grant applications for recycling projects”

What does an 8-acre garbage slide look like? Big Run Landfill Slide Cleanup

Professional Engineer George Gilbert provides an inside glimpse of a rare occurrence in Kentucky – an 8-acre landfill slide – and how the potential disaster was effectively mitigated and managed.  

BEFORE THE SLIDE (above) – Big Run Landfill in spring 2013.

At around 10 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2013 the owner of the Big Run Municipal Solid Waste Landfill near Ashland, KY., reported a solid waste slide. About 800,000 tons of municipal solid waste slid from its disposal location to an area extending some 400 feet off the landfill plastic liner and clay. The total slide was about 20 feet deep and consisted of about 8 acres. The amount of waste represented about one year’s worth of disposal effort.

Here’s how things looked immediately after the slide (see below). Continue reading “What does an 8-acre garbage slide look like? Big Run Landfill Slide Cleanup”

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 Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Solid Waste Branch has issued the following public notice:

Public Notice and Public Meeting, Pursuant to Application # APE2014001, Agency Interest # 4054, Permit # 112-00003: The division received an application from Louisville Gas and Electric Company and KU Services Company to construct a special waste landfill at the Trimble County Generating Station. The proposed landfill will replace a previously permitted, but never constructed, landfill. Continue reading “The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Solid Waste Branch has issued the following public notice:”

The following public notice has been issued by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Solid Waste Branch:

  • Public Notice, Pursuant to Application # APE20130002, Agency Interest # 45934
    The division has received a permit renewal application from Bluegrass Containment LLC, for the Residual Landfill located in Ohio County, Ky. The landfill is closed and not accepting waste. The applicant proposed to extend the expiration date of Agency Interest No. 45934 (former permit No. 092-00013), to Sept. 20, 2018.

For complete details, including contact information and how to submit comments, view all recent Kentucky Division of Waste Management public notices.

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Solid Waste Branch has issued the following public notices:

Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 16-23

It’s time to put on your old blue jeans and work boots and participate in this year’s Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 16-23.

Volunteers from across Kentucky are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires during the 15th annual event.

The weeklong initiative is implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and kicks off the Great American Cleanup, which spans from March through May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the Commonwealth.

EEC Secretary Len Peters said Commonwealth Cleanup Week encourages Kentuckians to take ownership of their communities’ environment. “I am impressed Continue reading “Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 16-23”