FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/20/18) — The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, including public education programs, and for composting projects and household hazardous waste collection events.
“These grants have been very successful in helping counties deal with their household hazardous waste, get some composting operations up and running, and most importantly developing recycling infrastructure across the state,” said Charles Snavely, Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. “Moving forward we really need to emphasize regional cooperation in Kentucky’s recycling programs, in order to capture efficiencies of scale.”
Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund and is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky’s contained landfills. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants for regional projects.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 5 or hand-delivered to Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch by 4 p.m. on Monday, April . The original application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.
For more information, contact Grant White at (502) 782-6474 or by e-mail at: Grant.White@ky.gov