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Division of Waste Management announces grant funding for county waste-reduction programs

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has announced 46 recycling, five composting, and 27 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury.

Grant dollars from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills, are financing the 78 grants, which total just under $5 million.

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 at waste.ky.gov.

From Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

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