State Division of Waste Management announces $4.6 million in grants

Recycling, household hazardous waste, composting programs funded

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)-The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinets Division of Waste Management announced 49 recycling, 6 composting, and 29 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling and composting infrastructure, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.

The Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills, is financing the 84 grants totaling just over $4.6 million.

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The grants require a 25-percent local match in the form of cash or in kind personnel, educational activities or advertising to promote the program from the cities or counties receiving the awards.

A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed here.