Division of Waste Management announces $4,000 grants available from the Waste Tire Trust Fund

Kentucky counties urged to apply for funds

Kentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 in waste tire recycling and disposal grants from money that is available through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

Eligible expenses under this grant are the actual costs that the county incurs during the grant period for recycling or disposal of waste tires. Other expenses, such as labor and equipment costs, are not eligible. “We encourage all counties to take advantage of this grant opportunity,” said Gary Logsdon, manager of DWM’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch. “This is a simple and efficient way for the division to assist counties in managing their waste tires.” Continue reading “Division of Waste Management announces $4,000 grants available from the Waste Tire Trust Fund”

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Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Amnesty Program Success

This fall’s waste tire amnesties were held in the Bluegrass Area Development District counties where approximately 7.17 million pounds of waste tires were collected.

“That equates to about 358,712 passenger car tires, enough to fill nearly 180 semi-tractor trailers,” said Rick Solomon, Supervisor of the Recycling Assistance Section.

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Here is the breakdown of the number of waste tires turned in during the fall 2012 waste tire amnesties in the Bluegrass Area District counties: Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Amnesty Program Success”

King Tire Cleanup Begins

A massive cleanup is underway two months after the catastrophic fire at King Tire Recycling in Stearns, Ky. The owners of King Tire Recycling and the property owners have each informed the Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DWM) that they are not financially able to clean the site up. DWM has begun remediation of the site through the state’s Waste Tire Trust Fund Program, which provides funding for Kentucky’s waste tire amnesties and off site tire cleanups. DWM has contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to remove waste tires that didn’t burn in the fire.

“The division estimates there were 66,000 whole tires on site,” said Tony Hatton, director of the Division of Waste Management. “Those tires will be taken to Louisville for processing, while 5,000-6,000 tons of shredded tires will likely be taken to a landfill.” Any shreds that are contaminated with dirt, debris or charred material are Continue reading “King Tire Cleanup Begins”