The Recycling Assistance Section (RAS) has been very busy during the month of March speaking to affiliates of Eastern Kentucky Pride during their annual spring cleanup meetings held in Hazard, Columbia, London, Catlettsburg and Prestonsburg. RAS members Rick Solomon, Cathy Guess, Tom Heil, Shannon Powers and JR Holt explained each of the section’s programs—e-Scrap, Recycling Grants, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grants, Medical Waste and the Waste Tire Program.
Meeting attendees found out about the “All-Agency” e-Scrap recycling contract that the state has entered into with Creative Recycling Systems and how all political subdivisions of the state can participate.
The deadline of April 1 was discussed for those attendees wanting to apply for equipment or education monies through a recycling grant or a one-time annual event to clear citizen homes of hazardous items such as Drano, oven cleaner or oil-based paints through a HHW grant.
“I would like to see more communities applying for HHW grants this year,” said RAS Supervisor Solomon. “Last year, only 16 out of Continue reading “Kentucky Recycling Assistance Programs”