June 13, 2012 -- Governor Beshear Announces $3.9 Million in Waste Grants
Governor Steve Beshear today announced 44 recycling and 17 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and sustain the environmental management of household hazardous waste. Click here for complete list of grant recipients.
Click here for the full press release.
Why should I care about recycling?
Recycling in the U.S. is a $236-billion-a-year industry. Companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products. The average American discards seven and one-half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into landfills, where it's compacted and buried. Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources and keeps waste from piling up in landfills. Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials (for example, manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95 percent less energy.) Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.
Where can I find a local recycling facility?
Click here for a list of recycling facilities by county.
State Office Paper Recycling Program
Need Recycling Equipment?
Public agencies can take advantage of streamline purchasing using state agency and local government procurement. Click here for details.
Click here for a list of equipment dealers
Windsor Barrel Works - recycling receptacles for use in public places
KRS 141.390 -- Tax credit for recycling or composting equipment statute
Kentucky Tax Credit Form 41A720RC (10-08) for recycling or composting equipment
Need help planning and operating a recycling center?
Click here for our Community Recycling Guide
Click here for our School Recycling Guide
Click here for our Office Paper Recycling Guide
Miscellaneous Recycling, Reuse and Waste Management Resources
Armstrong Commercial Ceilings
Disposal of antifreeze and used oil
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) recycling kit by Earthmate(R)
Safe disposal procedures for household appliances that use refrigerants
Plastic bag recycling
Go Green With InkPal.com
X-Ray Film Cash Back Program
Filter Cleaning by Air Services Southern Indiana (ASSI)
Pallet Recyclers and Reconditioners
Other Recycling/Reuse Search Engines and Resources
America Recycles Day
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) Electronics Recyclers List
Recycling Resources for Teachers