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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Landscaping using crumb rubber mulch

Division of Waste Management
Recycling and Local Assistance Branch

Crumb Rubber
Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients
Program provides rubber mulch for landscaping, walking trails and pourin-place
surfacing 
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2018) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced $309,946 in grant funding awards for landscaping, walking trails and pour-in-place surfacing projects that utilize recycled waste tires
 
In addition to landscaping mulch projects, the cabinet is seeking requests for walking trails, pour-in-place playgrounds, sidewalks or other surfaces, horse trailer or stall mats, tree wells or other products utilizing recycled Kentucky tires.
Projects that are not eligible for grant funding include athletic field or loose crumb rubber playground applications, tire-derived aggregate, tire-derived fuel, rubber-modified asphalt or civil engineering projects.
 
“This grant program is beneficial to the grantees and the communities they serve, while also helping the entire commonwealth by promoting the use of recycled tires that may otherwise be dumped or improperly managed,” said Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely. “We know there are many effective uses for this material and we would like to encourage applicants to research and apply for innovative projects utilizing recycled tires.”
 
For more information, call Lisa Evans at (502) 782-6355 or e-mail at lisa.evans@ky.gov .